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!
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!
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.
sunday, jan 31st - 7pm @ club nokia (one night only!)
click here for tickets and more information
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.
beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.
photog = denise leitner
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
we had an amazing time creating work on the streets of dtla for cultural weekly's #DareToDance campaign! "the observed" was shot in one take and brought to life by dancers kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, derek tabata, and ty wells. music by the talented missy mazzoli. special thanks to jess heistand for camera op.
choreography: kitty mcnamee
dancers: stephanie kim, marlon pelayo, louis williams
new duet with emilie livingston + marlon pelayo in performance at choreographer's carnvial
i've been fortunate to have had some amazing dancers come through my class and my rehearsals over the years...this is what i see in the best of them:
- bravery-they are willing to take risks.
- passion-their love for dance shines through the pain and sweat.
- persistence-their passion drives them through the challenging times-never give up.
- rebellion-the strength to challenge convention separates the great from the good.
- individuality-my favorite quality! you'll need both bravery and rebellion for this one!
join me for contemporary class Tues and Thurs 11:30-1 @ the new Edge!
kitty's latest project with indie pop duo Amoureux recently gained praise from entertainment weekly as being "gorgeously choreographed" and an "elegantly understated breath of fresh air". The video for their new release, "lost the plot", choreographed by kitty and starring hysterica dance co.'s hunter hamilton and reshma gajjar, can be seen at the link below!
come take class this summer with kitty mcnamee, artistic director of hysterica dance co.
kitty teaches contemporary jazz at edge pac on tuesdays + thursdays from 11:30-1p. her classes are open and ongoing, geared toward the intermediate/advanced dancer.
Kitty & composer Anna Clyne discuss their collaboration on "fits + starts", performed tonight with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kitty's collaboration with singer/songwriter Laura Marling and filmmakers Fred + Nick gets ranked #6 Best Music Video of 2013!
Read the full article at: http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/review-of-the-year-the-top-10-music-videos
photo credit: amanda jane shank
"master hunter" by laura marling
choreography by kitty mcnamee, featuring hysterica dancer marlon pelayo!