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Artist Statement (Dance Maker) current as of May 7, 2023 @ 7:20 PM EST

Katherine Desimine makes experimental dance, with elements of song, voice, comedy, and performance art. She enjoys working collaboratively and creating space for her collaborators to create openly and expansively. 

 

Katherine thinks of herself as a child scientist; exploring and playing are intrinsic parts of her making. She loves touch and partnering, and works with these elements often.

 

Katherine develops practices that prepare collaborators for performance. While preparation is valued, visible effort, mess ups, and honesty are also some of Katherine’s deep interests. She encourages her collaborators to find looseness, freedom, and joy, both in process and performance.

Past Artist Statements, archive

Projects

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MUBBLE (working title)

Choreographed by Katherine Desimine

In collaboration with Natalie Gotter, aleeza garcia, kaijo caggins, Maddy Mikami, and tori breen

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Dance/sing

In collaboration with Rodney Murray, Tori Breen, Lilly McGonigle, Maddy Mikami, and Katherine Desimine

Premiered September 2022 at Cannonball Festival/Philly Fringe Festival

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folded in synchronicity

Choreographed collaboratively by Katherine Desimine and Sydney Donovan

Premiered August 2019 at KYL/D's InHale performance series, Philly

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An Ornate Hiding Place

Facilitated by Katherine Desimine

Premiered November 2018 as part of The University of the Arts School of Dance Festival of Senior Works

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HAPPY HEALING OR SECRET EYE CONTACT LANGUAGE OR PUSH + PULL ATTENTIVENESS OR...

Facilitated by Katherine Desimine

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