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!
ok...these beauties make me so happy. it may seem counter-intuitive but watching this madness makes me very calm. i knew my choreography was in such good hands with these fine folks (hunter hamilton, austin westbay, tara brook, andy acosta, lou becker, stephen hernandez and the remarkable nina mcneely) that i could try just about any crazy thing and it would be stunning on them.
ryan heffington and i created "crust" together for hysterica dance co. (the pieces in the link below were choreographed by me). he worked some incredible magic with the costumes and styling and was the ultimate collaborator.
i'll never regret the blood, sweat and drama that went into creating with hysterica...ultimate risk and ultimate fulfillment.
"crust" in performance @ Bootleg Theater
choreography-kitty mcnamee design- ryan heffington music- baseck
dear friend and hysterica collaborator Grey Ant is a
Grant and partner Natalie Levy are currently featured in the November issue of Vogue!
I'm happy to celebrate an amazing collaborator and staunch supporter of my work. Before moving to NYC Grant created some of my favorite costumes for Hysterica, including the evening length "sticks & stones." I was thrilled when Grant asked me to create a promo to launch his stunning eyewear line (see video below) featuring Hysterica dancers Tara Brook, Hunter Hamilton, Julie Schmid and Nathan Kim.
Grey Ant is coveted by everyone from Beyonce to Lady Gaga
Vogue says "Grey Ant-the moniker comes from the nickname founder Grant Krajecki, was given as a kid by his Midwestern family—evolved exclusively into eyewear two years ago from its origins in Krajecki’s L.A.-based womenswear line."
Grant is a visionary and a lovely man...so happy for his success!
check out the gorgeous eyewear @ greyant.com
Amoureux "Lost the Plot"
kitty's choreography beautifully compliments the hazy, indie pop sound of Holiday J and Nicole Turley's musical duo, Amoureux. Entertainment Weekly calls the video for their latest release, "gorgeously choreographed". check it out!