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FILM Festivals! Burden Halved

Thrilled to share that our short dance film Burden Halved will be screening at Film Festivals around the world!

A film by Kitty McNamee and Lara Schnitger

Screendance Film Festival - Stockholm, Sweden

STIFF - Seattle, WA

Hollyshorts: August 8th-17th, 2019 - Hollywood, CA

On Art Film Festival: July 5th- September 7th, 2019 - Poland

Skyline indie Film Fest: September 12th-15th, 2019 - Winchester, VA

Santa Cruz Film Festival: October 9th-13th, 2019 - Santa Cruz, CA

***more to come but we can’t share yet!

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@Fordtheaters: Women Rising!

I am honored to be contributing a new duet,The Farewell, to the Women Rising concert at The Ford Amphitheater!

The evening, presented by LA Dance Festival, will include the work of 10 female choreographers who have shifted the culture of dance in Los Angeles.

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor  Photo by: Frederick Diaz

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor

Photo by: Frederick Diaz

Read more about the event and the amazing women behind it here!

dancers are Jessica Gadzinski and Raymond Ejiofor

design by Cathy Cooper.

Details:

  • Ford Theater, Hollywood CA

  • Friday, August 16th, 2019 - 8:30 PM (Come early!!)

  • Tickets are going fast… Buy them in advance here! Use discount code: “KITTYB”

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LA TRAVIATA!

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!

Light Moves Festival of Screendance - Ireland

One of the greatest benefits to capturing my choreography on film is that it has allowed me to connect with people all over the world who share my passion for dance…to say the feeling is incredible is an understatement!

So excited to be included in the lineup for Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Light Moves is THE international festival for dance in Ireland. My short, The Yellow Room, will be screening in the Ballet Programme on November 10th.

Exclusively focused on screen dance films, their Screendance Symposiums offer workshops and panels specifically geared towards filmmakers who shoot dance; addressing technology, interaction, and more. They also have a virtual reality workshop and a Screendance lab for students.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is Ireland’s international festival of dance on film. The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. 


HollyShorts Film Festival

'The Yellow Room' screening @ TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood!

Hey LA folks, I'm thrilled to have my film screening at HollyShorts Film Festival in two weeks!

Dance & Music Program
Wed, Aug 15 @ 12pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Click here for tickets

HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Not only is it the largest short-film festival in Hollywood, it's also an Academy Awards qualifying festival.

The dancers and I hope to see you there!

MUSE/IQUE

What an incredible experience collaborating with DJ EZ Mike to create a hip hop ballet inspired by On the Waterfront. Excited to open the inaugural season of MUSE/IQUE at Huntington Gardens, led by the incomparable Rachael Worby.

Click here for tickets and more info!

about the show:

From an electrified, hip hop infused rendition of “On the Waterfront” to the overwhelming emotional power of “Make our Garden Grow,” this is Leonard Bernstein’s 100th as a birthday bash for America and the American sound.
Bernstein’s love of all people guided his inspiration and made his life powerful and impactful. MUSE/IQUE explores this commitment to community with a thrilling blend of cherished works by Bernstein, musicians and composers who influenced him, and artists who he inspired.
Continuing MUSE/IQUE’s tradition of creating collaborative experiences that connect the venue environment to the performance, LIMITLESS/LENNY will draw inspiration from The Huntington’s vast collections of treasures in American art and history to create a new kind of map of America – one fashioned from thrilling live music performances.

oxford international film festival 2018

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...

OXIFF is designed to be an intimate and eloquent filmmaker festival where film enthusiasts can get first hand insights from directors, writers, actors and producers from the premiering films, a style which blends well with the beautiful city of Oxford
— OIFF

this was a good one!

this was a GOOD one! 

a rare and magical experience with Texas Ballet Theater and Ft. Worth Symphony.

the synthesis of music, players, dancers and Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya filled me up. Such wonderful support and collaboration - it was really a heartening experience.

honored to get a good mention....click   here   to read

honored to get a good mention....click here to read

 

Behind the Scenes with dancer Andre Silva...click here to view

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and photos captured by the lovely Suxiao Yang

Kennedy Center...with the Ft. Worth Symphony


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Off to Texas then DC for performances of RIFT, the contemporary ballet composed by the brilliant Anna Clyne. Excited to have my work performed in Texas...spent some formative years there dreaming of a life in dance! CANNOT wait to see the piece on the stage of the Kennedy Center with live orchestra conducted by the uber talented Miguel Harth-Bedoya!

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highlights from last year's SHIFT festival:

 

"SHIFT celebrates the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras by creating an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
This fascinating evening features two works inspired by literary connections: Bel Canto by Jimmy López is based on Ann Patchett's 2001 novel of the same name; Serenade by Leonard Bernstein is based on Plato's "Symposium." Also featured is RIFT, a symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed by Kitty McNamee for six dancers on stage." - FWSO
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