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Praise (2020)

Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: The Kronos Quartet, Early Music (Lachrymae Antiquae)


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Originating Dancers:
Julian De Leon, Kayla Farrish, Douglas Gillespie, Thryn Saxon, Ryan Rouland Smith, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz

Up for Air (Decameron) (2019) 60 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada
Original Score: Emily Mann
Costume Design: Kyo Yohena and choreographers
Lighting and Stage Design: Jim French


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Originating Dancers:
KWCo's Douglas Gillespie, Ryan Rouland Smith, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz ODC's Dancers Jeremy Bannon-Neches, Mia J. Chong, Cora Cliburn, Rachel Furst, James Gilmer, Allie Papazian, Christian Squires

Sin Salida (2018)

Artistic Direction: Esteban Moreno + Claudia Codega
Choreography: Kate Weare of Kate Weare Company in collaboration with Esteban Moreno + Claudia Codega of Union Tanguera
Original music: Gustavo Beytelmann, Traditional selections from Juan D'arienza and Osvaldo Pugliese. Voice: Jean Paul Sartre in his interview about the piece, “No Exit” in 1964.
Lighting Design: Judicaël Montrobert
Costume Design: Nadine Chabannier


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Originating Dancers:
Kate Weare Company Performers: Thryn Saxon, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz
Union Tanguera Performers: Claudia Codega, Daniel del Valle Escobar, Esteban Moreno

World's On Fire (2018)

Commissioned by ODC Dance (San Francisco)

Choreography: Kate Weare
Co-Direction: Kate Weare and Brenda Way
Music: The Crooked Jades
Set and Lighting Design: Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Design: Mary Domencio (based on original Bright Land costume design by Sarah Cubbage)


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Originating Dancers:
ODC Dance San Francisco: Jeremy Bannon-Neches, Mia J. Chong, Rachel Furst, Brandon W. Freeman, James Gilmer, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Kendall Teague, Daniel Santos, Tegan Schwab

Show Yourself to Me (2018)

Commissioned by Cincinnati Ballet

Choreography: Kate Weare
Music by Eighth Blackbird
Lighting Design: Brandon Stirling Baker


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Originating Dancers:
Cincinnatti Ballet

Marksman (2016) 50 minutes

Commissioned by The Joyce Theater and American Dance Festival

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Curtis Robert Macdonald
Stage Design: Clifford Ross
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage, Brooke Cohen
Lighting Design: Mike Faba


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Originating Dancers:
Julian De Leon, Nicole Diaz, Kayla Farrish, Douglas Gillespie, Thryn Saxon, Ryan Rouland Smith

Unstruck (2015)

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Curtis Robert Macdonald
Costume Design: Brooke Cohen
Lighting Design: Mike Faba


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Originating Dancers:
Julian De Leon, T. J. Spaur, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz

Volver (2015)

Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: "Volver a Los Diecisiete" by Violeta Parra
Lighting Design: Mike Faba


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Originating Dancers:
Douglas Gillespie and T.J. Spaur

Giant (2015)

Commissioned by ODC Dance (San Francisco)

Choreography: Kate Weare


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Originating Dancers:
ODC Dance San Francisco

Night Light (2014)

Commissioned by Juilliard Dance Division

Choreography: Kate Weare
Assistant Choreographer and Staging Director: Douglas Gillespie
Costume Design: Fritz Masten
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor


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Originating Dancers:
The 2016 Class of Juilliard Dance Division

Still Life With Avalanche (2014) 16 minutes

Commissioned by ODC Dance (San Francisco)

Choreography: Kate Weare, directed in partnership with Brenda Way
Music: Wolfgang Capellari, Gerard Pesson, Missy Mazzoli
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Lighting Design: Allen Willner


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Originating Dancers:
Dennis Adams, Justin Andrews and Anne Zivolich

Dark Lark (2013) 50 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Christopher Lancaster
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Stage Design: Kurt Perschke
Lighting Design: Brian Jones (BAM Fisher Design), Mike Faba (Touring Design)


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Originating Dancers:
Jacquelyn Elder, Leslie Kraus, Douglas Gillespie, Luke Murphy, and T.J. Spaur

Garden (2011) 35 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Stage Design: Kurt Perschke
Lighting Design: Brian Jones


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Originating Dancers:
Kate Weare, Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie, Leslie Kraus

Lay Me Down Safe (2011) 32 minutes

Commissioned by Scottish Dance Theater

Choreography: Kate Weare
Costume Design: Katherina Radeva
Lighting Design: Jon Clark
Music: "Will", "Shadow" and "Anomolie Loop" by Goldmund, "Mechanical Doves" by Katie Down, "La lumiere na pas de bras pour nous porter" by Gerard Pesson, "Too Drunk to F**k" by Nouvelle Vague, "Orphée's Bedroom" by The Orphee Suite for Solo Piano by Philip Glass from The Orange Mountain Music Philip Glass Sampler Vol. I, "Sisters of Mercy" by Leonard Cohen


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Originating Dancers:
Scottish Dance Theatre

Bright Land (2010) 55 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: The Crooked Jades
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Lighting Design: Brian Jones


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Originating Dancers:
Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie, Leslie Kraus, Marlena Penney Oden

Lean-to (2009) 25 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Michel Galante, played live by Argento Chamber Ensemble
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Lighting Design: Brian Jones
Stage Design: Kurt Perschke


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Originating Dancers:
Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie, Leslie Kraus

The Light Has Not the Arms to Carry Us (2008) 12 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: Wolfgang Capellari, Gerard Pesson, Astor Piazzolla
Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage
Lighting Design: Brian Jones


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Originating Dancers:
Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie, Leslie Kraus

Bridge of Sighs (2008) 35 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp of One Ring Zero (Original)
Costume Design: Astrud Angarita
Lighting Design: Brian Jones


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Originating Dancers:
Kate Weare, Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie, Leslie Kraus

Drop Down (2007) 12 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Katie Down (original)
Costume Design: Astrud Angarita
Lighting Design: Brian Jones


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Originating Dancers:
Adrian Clark, Leslie Kraus

Wet Road (2006) 45 minutes

Choreography: Kate Weare
Original Score: Katie Down
Costume Design: Astrud Angarita
Lighting Design: Joe Levasseur


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Originating Dancers:
Kate Weare, Jason Marchant, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Adrian Clark, Leslie Kraus



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