Copresented with The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Kate Weare Company

Women of Substance
Dec 2013
About the Event

Garden (2011)
Choreography by Kate Weare
Music by Keeril Makan, Philip Miller, Claude de Sermisy, Goldmund

Dark Lark Excerpts (2013)
Choreography by Kate Weare

Raised by a painter and a printmaker, Kate Weare’s deliciously inventive choreography reflects influences from visual art, music, and psychology. Garden holds true to these influences with an austere yet visually striking set that includes an upside-down tree, a large stump serving as a power base throughout the piece, and gorgeously impressionistic lighting. The four dancers alternately flirt and fight, seeking comfort in and challenging each other in rituals designed to cope with human frailty in the face of the uncontrollable natural world. The program will also feature excerpts from the brand new piece, Dark Lark. Using distinct imagery as a metaphor for power and creativity, Dark Lark explores erotic fantasy as a portal into relationship identities.

“Kate Weare creates terrifically satisfying dance phrases. And her fine company of four […] brings these steps to full, luscious life.” —The New York Times

FREE Kate Weare Company Post-Performance Discussion
Immediately following the performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The presentation of Kate Weare Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



Northrop and The O'Shaughnessy Present Women of Substance: Kate Weare Company

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