January 5-13, 2001

The Kitchen presents

 
Cathy Weis Projects

 

Show Me

Conceived and choreographed by Cathy Weis in collaboration with the performers

 

The Dunking Booth (Premiere)

Performers: Cathy Weis, Zane Frazer, and Scott Heron
Sound and video: Steve Hamilton
Graphics: Phil Marden
Costumes and set: Scott Heron
Lighting design: Pat Dignan and David Herrigel

 

Face To Face (1996)

Choreographed by Cathy Weis with Jennifer Monson
Performer: Jennifer Monson

 

A Bad Spot Hurts Like Mad (New York Premiere*)

Choreographed and performed by Cathy Weis and Scott Heron
Music composition: Zeena Parkins
Cart construction: Janet Clancy
Lighting design: David Herrigel and Pat Dignan

*An earlier version of this piece was presented as a work-in-progress at Dixon Place under the name ”On Old Highway 42″ in 1999.

 

Not So Fast, Kid! (Premiere)

This piece is an attempt to connect with another culture. I went to Macedonia and asked artists there what story they would like to tell a New York audience. It could be anything. A fable. A war story Something from their newspaper. The only rule was it could be no longer than 150 words. This is our attempt to tell that story. – Cathy Weis

Created in collaboration with Phil Marden, based on a story by Devor Petrovski and discussions with Davor Petrovski and Agnes Noksichi

Narrators: Cathy Weis and Jovica Mihajlovski
Performers in New York: Erin Cornell, Zane Frazer, Ishmael Houston-Jones and Patricia Hoffbauer
Performers live via the internet in Skopje, Macedonia: Gordana Dean Pop Hristova, Nina Dean, Robert Ristov, Raterina Sehtanski and Iskra Sukarova
Animation design: Phil Marden
Music composition: Frank London
Music composition for Story Song: John Todd
Internet design: Ruben Puentedura
Costumes: Elena Donceva
Lighting design: David Herrigel and Pat Dignan
Skopje video and lighting: Meredith Holch
Skopje internet operation: Sarah Gray and Aleksandar Grupcev
Skopje Production Manager:: Mitko Amaudov
Computer animation assistance: Will Gaea, Ilan Katin, Richard Mather, David Witt

 
Story Song performed by George Todd

“THE SANDSTONE”
by Davor Petrovski

I took off my shoe for the hundredth time, and checked to see if the little pebble was still there. Yes, it was. Every night, in the silence, my father, waiting for me to fall asleep, made an incarnation to the little pebble so it would know how to prick me better. Today I have begun by 7,608th life. My foot grew and tore apart the shoe. The little pebble fell out. From the bridge, I watched it falling into the river, disappearing in the unfeeling waters. In the East began the New Day. The wind brought the Dawn and with her came the gypsies. I was thinking what to buy from the bazaar, sandals or moccasins. Finally, I decided it would be best for some time to walk barefoot.

 

Show Me was Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Philip Morris Companies Inc.

Not So Fast, Kid! was developed during workshops and residencies in Skopje, Macedonia and New York. It was produced by Roxanne Dance Foundation, Inc. (Wendy Perron and Cathy Weis co-Artistic Directors), in collaboration with GOH Productions, New York (Bonnie Sue Stein, Director) and NOVA Productions, Skopje (Jovica Mihajlovski, Director). Funding for the project: to Roxanne Dance Foundation from ArtsLink Partnerships Collaborative Projects and the Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Production Fund; to GOH Productions from Trust fro Mutual Understanding, and to NOVA Productions from the United States Embassy Skopje.

Development of A Bad Spot Hurts Like Mad was made possible by the Doris Duke Fund for Dance of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional touring support is provided by the Phillip Morris companies. Development of this project was also supported in part by a grant to Roxanne Dance Foundation from National Endowment for the Arts…

Development of an earlier version of Face To Face was commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s (DTW) First Light program with funding provided by the Jerome Foundation. It premiered under the title Solo One at DTW, NY in 1996.