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Katherine Wallich

County: King County




GAP 2013
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Kate Wallich is a choreographer who explores image making, cinematic structuring, and architectural movement vocabulary to create dance performance and films mostly in collaboration with her company, The YC. Her work with The YC has been presented by Velocity Dance Center, On The Boards, Seattle International Dance Festival, Bumbershoot, Rauschenberg Project Space, and Northwest Film Forum among others. Kate’s choreography has also been commissioned/presented by Northwest Dance Project, Strictly Seattle, City Arts, and Springboard Danse Montreal. Kate has received creative residencies for her work with The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, MANA Contemporary/Armitage Gone! Dance, and Velocity Dance Center’s Creative Residency, and Made in Seattle dance development program. She received her training from Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts.

Kate received a 2013 GAP to fund costuming for her dance-based performance/installation production, Super Eagle. Super Eagle explores tragic love and its impossible reality realized through movement, sound, fashion design, and film. It combines the artist’s aesthetic of integrating pop-culture and contemporary dance with the timeless theme of tragic love, ultimately telling a narrative through a non-linear lens.

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