My name is Katie Green and I am a multi award-winning contemporary dance artist (St HughÕs Foundation Fellowship Award 2009, Buxton Fringe Best Dance Production Award 2009, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2007, Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance 2006), currently Regional Artist at DŽda in Derby. I make live dance work for theatres and specific sites with my company Made By Katie Green (www.madebykatiegreen.co.uk), run creative dance workshops with the learning strand of my company green bean dance (www.greenbeandance.co.uk) and also work as a freelance performer, choreographer and teacher in London and the East Midlands.
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
The newest work by multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green will be created in July and August 2010 with an international cast of five dancers. Initiated by Graham SwiftÕs novel 'Waterland', devised through Contact Improvisation to create a rich, intricate movement vocabulary and drawing from an original sound score composed by Max Perryment, the new piece has the working title 'Matters of Life and Death'. This live contemporary dance piece centres on the discovery of a body. Four figures try to understand why and how it has come to be there. Water floods the scene. Water lifts more bodies, like secrets, to the surface. It destabilises the landscape in which the urgent, calm, angry, clinical processes of making sense of the bodies occurs. 'Matters of Life and Death' weaves together stories of those who have been forgotten, those who are mourned for and missed, those who are resuscitated and those who resuscitate them. It considers what we all see before us, how we approach it, and how our process of dealing with life and death connects us all.
National Biennale: Derby 2010