Schnitger/Koenigsberg/McNamee...mini DOCUMENTARY

COLLABORTAION IS KEY!

reshma gajjar | photo: diana koenigsberg | design: lara schnitger

reshma gajjar | photo: diana koenigsberg | design: lara schnitger

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!

Entelechy premieres on Flaunt

i'm so honored to have been a part of this incredible short film, Entelechy.

"ENTELECHY is a film about the state of the world, the destruction of the earth, and a dream of a brighter unified future." - Flaunt Magazine

check out the full article and interview with ariana delawari on flaunt.com and view the film below!

The Fantasticks at Pasadena Playhouse

I'm happy to announce that I'll be joining an incredible team of artists in bringing a new production of The Fantasticks to the historic Pasadena Playhouse this September. The new production is helmed by a few AMAZING people that i am very excited to collaborate with...

David O has long been one of Los Angeles’ most respected musical directors.  His work has ranged from LA’s 99-seat theatre scene to the theaters and concert halls of the Music Center, and beyond to major theaters across the U.S. and around the world.

Seema Sueko was brought on as Director at the Pasadena Playhouse in January 2015 after forging a very impressive career and creating a movement to bring more diversity to the theatre.  As well as diversity in audience members, you'll soon see this reflected on stage in this revamped production of The Fantasticks.

Cast to be announced soon.

Opening night is September 11th and the show will run through October 2nd of this year. 

RIFT exploratory rehearsals

enjoying a truly collaborative experience with these amazing dancers - katherine, ty, derek, and stephen. anna clyne and i are immersed in the creative development of RIFT for the cabrillo festival. we have a very natural and organic work process together. we exchange recordings of the music and video of the choreography as a fluid artistic dialogue so that we can offer direction and inspiration to each other as the work unfolds...rare indeed!

a door into the dark

excited to begin a new journey collaborating with the talented composer missy mazzoli! here's a look at "a door into the dark" performed for dancescape LA at club nokia.

dancers: kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, baden silva, derek tabada

choreography: kitty mcnamee | music: "a door into the dark" by missy mazzoli + victoire from the album "cathedral city" http://victoire.bandcamp.com | dancers: kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, baden silva, derek tabada | in performance at dancescape la | club nokia

#gettyinspired

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!

dancescape

i'm thrilled to be contributing a piece for dancescape, a benefit for art + music education in los angeles. my piece is inspired by the music of missy mazzoli and the talent of my dancers - kenzie mcclure, kelsey linden, baden silva, and derek tabata. the show features work from a plethora of talented choreographers and dancers. don't miss a great chance to see live dance and give back to the community! special thanks to EDGE performing arts center for their generous donation of rehearsal space.

 

dancescape la

sunday, jan 31st - 7pm @ club nokia (one night only!)

click here for tickets and more information


Sylvia

Sometimes you get into a work and things shift...like someone turned the lights out on you...you find yourself searching, reaching for something familiar to hold on to.  Sylvia was one of those pieces. I chose to move forward in the dim, moving only toward the dancers and their experiences. This mystery was a beautiful one to unravel.

thanks to The Antlers for the beauty tune (this was a benefit so we are grateful) and to Edge Performing Arts Center for allowing me to create in their space for all of these years!

beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.

photog = denise leitner

class w/ kitty

ongoing contemporary class with hysterica dance co. director kitty mcnamee! kitty's class fuses technique with performance and interpretation. the ballet based warm-up focuses on developing clean body mechanics while technically challenging combinations push each student toward developing precision, musicality, and individual style.

tues/thurs 11:30-1p | EDGE performing arts center | 6300 romaine st suite 100 los angeles, ca

visit www.edgepac.com for up-to-date schedule/rates

photo: denise leitner

photo: denise leitner