Kate Corby & Dancers
Kate Corby & Dancers present four works in Catch, including three Chicago premieres. Corby began developing the centerpiece of the concert, Catch, last summer with collaborating company members Erin Kilmurray, Emily Miller, Anna Normann and Michelle Scurlock.
The work, part of a larger interdisciplinary project exploring genocidal history and the nature of human violence, explores empathy and the concept of emotional contagion and features an original score by Brooklyn-and San Francisco-based composer Ryan Smith. Also part of Corby’s genocide project, Emily Miller’s solo Brute investigates the survivor and survival, particularly in terms of gender.
The piece includes an original score by Milwaukee-based composer Tim Russell. The evening will also feature a new duet for Anna Normann and Michelle Scurlock and the company’s 2009 trio Go, which was performed as part of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago. All costumes for the show were designed by Chicago-based designer and dance artist Maggie Dianovsky.