photo: jim doyle dancer: chelsea paige johnston
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.
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!
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!
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!