photo: jim doyle dancer: chelsea paige johnston
dance in LA
super excited to share my new choreography reel!
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
Choreographing The Wheel for Hysterica was a kinetic adventure! Collaborating with artist/designer Lara Schnitger truly expanded my way of thinking about structure, movement and design.
Friend and collaborator Diana Koenigsberg captured the creativity in a one of a kind photo shoot featuring choreography, design and performance with dancers Reshma Gajjar, Andy Acosta, Hunter Hamilton, Marlon Pelayo, Justine Clark and Tara Brook.
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
RIFT - we are deep, deep within the collaborative process. enjoying every moment of creating a new work for full orchestra and six dancers. it's a gift to find a true artist who is interested in your process as well as her own, who's generosity is profound.
here is a little sneak peek into rehearsals @ edge performing arts center while anna clyne was in town for a premiere at LA Phil's Cello Festival. anna provides insight into composing and collaborating as well.
More to follow...if you happen to find yourself in Santa Cruz on August 5 - don't miss us on the opening night of Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
I'm excited to release my super fresh new reel!
many thanks to Kim Gouveia for the amazing edit.
every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: http://www.getty.edu/inspired/kitty-mcnamee/ please take a moment to check it out!
i LOVE the LA Philharmonic! I LOVE working at Disney Hall!
thrilled to be exploring iconic classical music and choreographing - bolero: ravel's dance for orchestra.
10 years of being a part of creating beautiful experiences for the next generation of music and dance lovers is a true privilege.
click here for tickets and more info on bolero
i'm so excited to see AXIOM's upcoming show 'Lilit' created by the magnificent
Denna Thomsen and Zak Ryan Schlegel
These 2 are something special and i'm sure their new work will intrigue me and make me wish i was still dancing. 2 bold artists coming together to create something authentic...something worth supporting...so see below for details...and come to the show!
AXIOM Dance Theatre
Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 2014, 8PM
Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
here is a bit about the show:
With all original concept, choreography, and stage/costume design, the story of LILIT physically cross-examines historical gender contradictions and amplifies ancient female howls through a deafening channel of thrashing virtuosity. Her story takes shape in the edgy silence of a hovering unmarked enemy. She is the folkloric assignment unseen female forces and the answer to otherwise inexplicable phenomena among men.
link to trailer:
i've been fortunate to have had some amazing dancers come through my class and my rehearsals over the years...this is what i see in the best of them:
- bravery-they are willing to take risks.
- passion-their love for dance shines through the pain and sweat.
- persistence-their passion drives them through the challenging times-never give up.
- rebellion-the strength to challenge convention separates the great from the good.
- individuality-my favorite quality! you'll need both bravery and rebellion for this one!
join me for contemporary class Tues and Thurs 11:30-1 @ the new Edge!