Kate Weare

Kate Weare

Modern Dance | Asheville

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Choreographer Kate Weare is interested in the juxtapositions inherent in human relationships that explore, as she states, “contemporary views of intimacy- both tender and stark- by drawing on our most basic urges to move and decode movement.” This dichotomy creates in the artist’s words “a startling combination of formal choreographic values and visceral, emotional interpretation.”

Raised by a printmaker and painter in Oakland, California, Weare integrates visual art, language, poetry, contemporary music, psychology, and nature into her choreography. Her multidisciplinary approach and incorporation of themes that illuminate the complexities of contemporary relationships and human perceptions create works that are, in the artist’s own words,“lucid, visually sophisticated and speak with emotional clarity to a broad viewership.” Deborah Witt of The Village Voice elaborates on the artist’s ability to capture visceral emotions through movement: “Weare gets under the skin of movement with almost surgical exactness, inflames it, and then makes it glow with a strange, yet familiar light. No one else is making work quite like hers.”

Weare is a 2018-2019 N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship recipient. She is the Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Kate Weare Company and has created commissions for various international dance companies, including the Cincinnati Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, and the Union Tanguera in France. She is a recipient of the 2017 Aninstantia Foundation Fellowship, 2017 DANCEworks Creative Residency Award, and 2016 Joyce Theater Creative Residency Award. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts and currently resides in Asheville.