Conjuring Study, 2020

from Praise Dances

While developing movement for Praise Dances, I found myself turning to repetition far more than I normally do as a choreographer, to ritualistic movements that brought up feelings of submission and inexorability. What surprised me is that this fragment of movement - simple, folksy and repetitious in real life - comes alive on film, deepening its emotive power. This study was an early lesson for me in how film can heighten the potential of movement, giving us access to the way it feels inside.


Choreography and Direction: Kate Weare
Film and Sound Direction: Jack Sorokin
Collaborating Dancers: Ryan Rouland Smith and Nicole Vaughan-Diaz


Special Thanks to New York State Council on the Arts, Dance/NYC, and Ann Dunn of the Asheville Academy of Ballet