Kate Weare

Kate Weare, a choreographer known for work that is physically charged and emotionally unguarded, was awarded a Princess Grace Award for Choreography in 2009 and a Joyce Theater Foundation Fellowship in 2010.  Since forming her NY-based Kate Weare Company in 2005, Weare has received a Choreographic Fellowship from The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, artist-in-residencies from Dance New Amsterdam’s A.I.R. Program, Joyce SoHo, The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida Dance Association, Bates Dance Festival, ODC, and a creative development residency at Jacob’s Pillow, which co-commissioned her 2008 work  Bridge of Sighs . Weare’s 2009 work,  Lean-to , was commissioned by Danspace Project and accompanied live at the premiere in St. Mark’s Church by Argento Chamber Ensemble. In 2010, Weare was commissioned by Scottish Dance Theatre in Dundee to create Lay Me Down Safe, Australia’s Buzz Dance Theatre in Perth, and NY’s PARADIGM as part of the Princess Grace Commissioning Award. In August of 2010, Weare premiered  Bright Land , a 45-minute quartet accompanied live by old-time band The Crooked Jades during her company’s debut season at The Joyce Theater in New York. In 2011, she and her dancers wound up a busy spring touring schedule with the world premiere of Garden  and the re-staging of Lean-to in Kate Weare Company’s first solo season at The Joyce Theater in June 2011.

Choreographic Fellow | November 25 – December 15, 2007

Bridge of Sighs

Weare created music labs with diverse composers and musicians (students, faculty, and visiting artists) to deepen her understanding of and potential for an enhanced relationship between sound and her choreography.  Weare’s research agenda included exploration of distinct and varied modes of musical integration, as well as creation of new movement ideas generated as a result of live exchange between musicians and dancers. Kurt Perschke also began designing and assembling draft structures to be considered for the set design of Bridge of Sighs. 

Bridge of Sighs premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2008. 

Collaborators in Residence: David Ryther [composer + musician], Kurt Perschke [scenic designer], Doug Gillespie, Leslie Kraus [dancers]

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Faye Driscoll

February 22 - 24
Carolina Performing
Arts, UNC Chapel Hill


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