so so excited!
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!
film maker Sara Silkin gives us an intimate glimpse into rehearsals for RIFT.
RIFT premieres Aug 5, 2016 @ the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Artistic Director Marin Alsop will conduct.
Anna Clyne - composer/ Kitty McNamee - choreographer
Ty Wells, Derek Nemechek, Baden Silva, Liz Walker, Stephanie Kim and Katherine Cowgill
/filmed in rehearsal @ edge performing arts center, hollywood, ca/
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.
screenings to date:
Cleveland International Film Festival
Brooklyn Short Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
Deep Focus: Women in Film: Ireland
Tokyo LIft-Off Online Film Festival
Milan Online Film Festival
entelechy def: the realization of potential
"Musician, filmmaker, and activist Ariana Delawari has announced the forthcoming release of her double album Entelechy I & II due out August 12"
Entelechy I was produced by Butchy Fuego and Entelechy II is the same collection of tracks presented as acoustic and unproduced featuring Salar Nader - a fellow Afghan-American and a famed virtuoso of the tabla.
i'm excited to announce that the short film i choreographed which accompanies Entelechy, will premiere in the next few months! it's already hit the festival circuit, screening all over the world, the responses have been very positive and heartfelt. the debut of the film will coincide with the release of Ariana Delawari's double album. Thank you to the amazing Nicole Disson for bringing me on board.
you can listen to the first single from the album here or take a peek at the film's trailer!
RIFT - we are deep, deep within the collaborative process. enjoying every moment of creating a new work for full orchestra and six dancers. it's a gift to find a true artist who is interested in your process as well as her own, who's generosity is profound.
here is a little sneak peek into rehearsals @ edge performing arts center while anna clyne was in town for a premiere at LA Phil's Cello Festival. anna provides insight into composing and collaborating as well.
More to follow...if you happen to find yourself in Santa Cruz on August 5 - don't miss us on the opening night of Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
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!