SO happy to be back @ LA Opera - this production is near and dear to my heart! Celebrating over 12 years of working with the fabulous Domingo family! Brava to my beautiful dancers - you make my work a pleasure!
super excited to share my new choreography reel!
how utterly romantic!!
The Yellow Room projected onto a screen on a barge floating on the river running through Padua. REMARKABLE honor to be included in the wonderful River Film Festival. Grazie! The international film community has embraced our little film and given me such incredible support and hope!
Directing my first short film has been an incredible journey. Collaboration has been key - finding the folks who are as passionate about dance as I am was pretty effortless. Their creativity and positivity really bouyed me as I navigated unknown territory. A big thank you to co-producer/DP/dance fanatic Jim Doyle, editor Arielle Zakowski, composer Ali Helnwein , cameraman Lachlan Turczan and of course the impeccable dancers Jessica Gadzinki and Junji Dezaki!
this festival has everything going for it, i so wish i could be there! if you find yourself in oxford in mid-may, check it out...
excited to have our film in 4 festivals...thrilled for composer Ali Helnwein's nomination for best score @ Kerry Film Festival and honored to receive an award of merit for Female Filmakers from Best Shorts Competition!
San Diego Opera
BEHIND THE SCENES
the making of LA TRAVIATA
From the first day of taping down the rehearsal space, to costumes, stagehands constructing the set, dancers, singers, to the buzz and excitement of opening night, photographer J Kat documented the behind the scenes experience of the making of La Traviata.
Enthusiastic, creative and energetic, Katarzyna Woronowicz, Kat for short, is a generous collaborator!
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Kat immigrated to the United States in 1983. Clearly grateful to be doing what she loves, her infectious joie de vivre is capturing the moment in a unique and fresh way. Provoking thought. Inciting a grin. Moving the heart. I owe a big THANK YOU to Kat for the warm memories and rare photos of me at work!
Visit Jkatphoto to explore the full photo essay and see more of Kat's insightful work.
My love affair with music continues. Add extraordinary contemporary composers and dancers to the mix and I'm in heaven. Some time ago, feels like just yesterday yet so much has happened since, Dancescape LA asked me to create a piece for a performance benefiting dance education.
How could I say no? Sometimes the work that comes out of giving - no expectation of a gig or external reward - is in the end the MOST rewarding. It takes me back to my roots (Hysterica Dance Co.) and reminds me of why I started making dance in the first place...to generate beauty, connect with my peers and contribute something worthwhile to society. Getting a little heavy here but it's so true.
Thank you, Thank you to the incredible Missy Mazzoli for allowing me to work with her music. And a big kiss to the startling Kelsey Landers, Kenzie McClure, Baden Silva and Derek Tabada for the love and inspiration. Thank you to edge performing arts for allowing us to create in your beautiful space!
music: "a door into the dark" by missy mazzoli + victoire
from the album "cathedral city" http://victoire.bandcamp.com
YES...my love for dance and dancers is well known...especially the unexpected, the unusual.
I started dancing at the very late age of 16. small town ohio. not much dance available and we lived out in the country which made getting to the one class in town challenging. thank goodness for my patient first teacher the amazing Helen Goshinski.
when i was asked to create for this TARGET spot I jumped at the chance... i love this representation of strong! inner and out strength...guts...perseverance....girl power!!!
and my inner teenager relates to and is inspired by the awesome Lizzy Howell - who's passion for dance matches my own.
thank you @Target for bringing me on to work with these beautiful ballerinas! Big shout out to dancers Kennedy Daniels and Liv Mai!
balance is critical to beauty.
balance of dark and light. humor and depth. i've enjoyed working hard (also a balance) with some beautiful people along the way.
here is a sneak peek at my beautiful new 'music video' reel / thank you Kim Gouveia!!
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.
ok...so it's pretty great to have one of your projects highlighted in Rollingstone! loved bringing the title track of Josh Kelley's highly anticipated new album "New Lane Road" to life in dance with the stunning Kelsey Landers and Derek Tabada.
See Josh Kelley, Katherine Heigl in Dramatic 'It's Your Move' Video
"The artful, dramatic video, which has the couple acting out the roller coaster of emotions that so often accompany a relationship, also features two professional dancers helping tell the true story of a fight Kelley and Heigl had early in their marriage". Rollingstone
experimenting with new construction techniques for "sylvia." many thanks to Axiom Dance Theater for the invitation to show work and to edge performing arts center for letting us rehearse in their beautiful new space!
beautiful dancers are: Toi'ya Leatherwood, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur, Baden Silva, Jess Steidler and Ty Wells.
a few of my favorite things!
i love a little fashion and creating something fresh with friends! excited that photographer diana koenigsberg invited me to collaborate on a shoot for the beautiful black crane clothing line. i could dance, choreograph and play in momoko suzuki's beautiful clothes 24/7.
as a little bonus i got to hang out with my favorite make-up man patrick tumey . patrick made me look and feel so great when we worked together on Uniqlo a few years back that of course i was thrilled to see him!!
stills and stop animation video from the shoot below...plus a peek at one of my earlier collaborations with the fab diana!
Lifetime's Beautiful & Twisted is worth the indulgence! Variety gushes over Paz Vega's performance as Rob Lowe's seductive love interest, "oozing sexuality from every pore."
Read the full review here and don't miss the premiere this Saturday, Jan 31!
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!