Kate Weare, Choreographer & Artistic Director of Kate Weare Company, makes dances with rawness and precision, dealing with violence, sensuality and interconnectedness through the power and clarity of the moving body. Raised by visual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Weare received her BFA from CalArts and danced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Belgrade and Montreal before settling in New York City. She founded Kate Weare Company in 2005 and has steadily gained recognition for her uncompromising, articulate choreographic vision.
Kate Weare, a Brooklyn (NY)-based contemporary choreographer and the artistic director of Kate Weare Company, is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, 2015 and 2011 Mellon Foundation Awardee, and 2009 Princess Grace Award-Winner. She has been awarded creative residencies at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Joyce Theater Foundation, CalArts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, ODC/SF, Bates Dance Festival, among many others. Kate Weare Company, solely devoted to the development of her artistic vision, has been touring throughout the United States since its inception in 2005. Weare is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts.
Union Tanguera, founded in 2002, is a French/Argentinean contemporary tango company based in Lyon and Buenos Aires. The company’s works are created and directed by the Co-Artistic Directors Esteban Moreno and Claudia Codega utilizing traditional tango music and dance as the foundation for their creative process. With deep respect to the purity and legacy of tango as a social dance, Union Tanguera seeks to reformulate tango‘s theatrical expression by incorporating elements of contemporary dance and theater.
In Love I Broke Beyond (working title)
A first-time collaboration between choreographer Kate Weare, and artistic director Esteban Moreno of Union Tanguera (FRANCE), this project charts new territory, bringing together artists from Argentinian tango and contemporary dance for a unique cross-pollination of disciplines, cultures and values. Revealing the formal strengths and fascinating differences between Argentine tango and contemporary dance partnering, In Love I Broke Beyond (working title) examines the fundamental connection point of tango: the frame or “abrazo” (embrace) – a structure designed to connect, or perhaps bind, human beings to one another. Performed with live music performed by Argentine composer Gustavo Beytelmann, the show explores multiple layers of desire among the five unique dancers, blending genders, personalities, and movement languages to unusual and scintillating effect.
*header photo: Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang. Dancers: Joseph Hernandez and Natasha Adorlee Johnson, ODC