Kate Corby & Dancers
Kate Corby & Dancers (Madison, WI) “Compelling” and “full of gestured conflict and impish daring” (Chicago Tribune), Kate Corby & Dancers’ collaborative work has been seen in the Midwest, New York, California, Seattle, Atlanta and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and Hungary, where artistic director Kate Corby traveled as a Fulbright fellow. Corby, featured in Dance Magazine as one of six choreographers “on the cusp of making waves in the larger dance world,” is currently an associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has taught for nine years, and began serving as the Dance Department chair in 2017. She established Kate Corby & Dancers in the Midwest with Chicago-based dancers Erin Kilmurray, Emily Miller and Anna Normann in 2009. Some of the company’s past projects include: the Chicago Cultural Center’s SpinOff Festival, the World Dance Alliance-Americas Festivals in Vancouver, BC and Puebla, Mexico, a collaboration and live performance with cellist Zoë Keating, commissioned by the Wisconsin Union Theater, the Live Art, Live Rio! Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago at the Dance Center of Columbia College and the World Dance Alliance Global Dance Event at Dance Theater Workshop in New York (now New York Live Arts).
Recently Corby began creating dance films, and her short film Hungars Beach was screened in the Wisconsin Film Festival, Triskelion Arts’ Dance Film Festival, the Detroit Dance City Festival Dance Film Fest, Flatlands Dance Film Festival and in the Midwest RAD Festival. She was an artist in residence at Experimental Film Virginia in 2015 and a collaborating choreographer for video artist Orit Ben-Shitrit’s DANCE MOViES commissioned film by EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ward of the Feral Horses.