As a dance artist, I am interested in bringing people together. I believe in creating the best possible atmosphere where people can feel safe and, eventually and hopefully, open to play, experiment, share and create. I enjoy working collaboratively with other artists from diverse disciplines to create performances, workshops, festivals, and other events. This page includes information about my current and past projects.
|Summer Love-In 2011- photos by andrea de keijzer|
Mind the Gap Collective - Toronto, Canada
|Flyer design by Angela Blumberg|
Dance Together Alaska Festival - University of Alaska Anchorage
|Web design by Micha Sanders|
I initiated and directed this project in 2007, while on faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the festival brought together dance artists, students and audiences from across Alaska for a weekend of classes and performances in celebration of International Dance Day (April 29th).
This project was an eight year collaboration (2000-2008) with Stephanie Griffin and several other Alaskan dance artists and friends. The name RITMOVIDA is a hybrid of three passions: RITMO (Rhythm); MOVIDA (Movement); and VIDA (Life). Our focus was on bringing Alaskans together through Latin dance classes, performances, and other social events. Watch a promotional video here
|Photo by Ludwig Laab|
Katya Kuznetsova and Isi Matrinez, 2000