Artist Statement (Dance Maker)
current as of April 18, 2022 @ 7:57 AM EST
Katherine Desimine makes experimental dance, with elements of song, voice, theatre, comedy, and performance art. She enjoys working collaboratively and non-hierarchically. This means she isn’t a “choreographer” or “director” of work, but a facilitator and co-collaborator.
Katherine thinks of herself as a child scientist; exploring and playing are intrinsic parts of her making. She is interested in how process connects to subject matter, and in connection between content and form. She loves touch and partnering, and works with these elements often. She develops practices that prepare collaborators for performance. While preparing for performance is important, 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.
Dance/sing (working title)
In collaboration with Rodney Murray, Tori Breen, Lilly McGonigle, Maddy Mikami, and Katherine Desimine AKA Darling Performance Group
Premiering in September 2022 at Cannonball Festival, Philly