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Kate Weare's Inspired Dances

The East Bay choreographer draws on unlikely sources in her new sextet.


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Read more from the Fall Arts Preview from our September 2017 issue here.
Oakland native Kate Weare has risen to prominence in her adopted New York City, where she was the inaugural artist in residence at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Fisher and has taught at Juilliard and NYU.

Weare’s latest sensation is Marksman, a heart-piercing sextet inspired by Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery, which Weare will bring to the Mission’s ODC Theater this fall.

The 45-year-old—whose choreography unleashes fierce investigations of the erotic—also collaborated with ODC/Dance on the mesmerizing 2013 performance Triangulating Euclid. Then, as now, her performers had a crackling charisma—the kind that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. Oct. 5–7

Originally published in the September issue of
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