Kate Weare Company : 2007: Drop Down, Whittling Movement Down to Its Essence

2007: Drop Down, Whittling Movement Down to Its Essence

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In 2007 I made Drop Down, a 14 minute duet for a woman and a man, and I can see now that I was whittling movement down to its essence. I wanted to express the most through the least, getting rid of anything that felt extraneous.

I began making Drop Down soon after I premiered the 50-minute quartet Wet Road, fascinated by the formal efficiency of tango. Likewise, Drop Down was built with a laser focus attention on detail, inflection and making every movement about communication. This duet helped me refine my essential choreographic qualities: emotionalism channeled into form; sublimated heat and violence; a fascination with percussion, efficiency and direct communication.


Kate Weare Company is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, February 19-22, 2015. Our BAM performance season will feature past favorites, including an excerpt of Drop Down performed by guest dancers from ODC/Dance in San Francisco, plus the world premiere of Kate's Unstruck. Learn more & buy tickets at bam.org/kateweareco10

Video of Drop Down edited by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang

Dancers: Leslie Kraus and Adrian Clark





2007: Drop Down, Intimacy is Hard Work

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2006: Wet Road

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2007: Drop Down, The Psychology of the Individual

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2006: Wet Road at Dance Theater Workshop

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Juilliard School Dance Division In The News

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My First Show at Dance Theater Workshop

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Announcing our Fall 2014 NEA Art Works Grant

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Just Awarded Touring Grant by New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project

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Choreographing for Juilliard Dance Division's New Dances: Edition 2014

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Kate Weare Receives The Joyce Theater's 2014 Creative Artist Residency

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Inside the Evelyn Sharp CalArts 2014 Summer Choreographic Residency

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Back in the Studio at CalArts

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Kate Weare Company Inaugural BAM Fisher Artist-In-Residence

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Kate Weare Company and The Crooked Jades bring you the Bright Land Album

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Scottish Dance Theatre Performs Kate Weare's
Lay Me Down Safe at American Dance Festival
June 22-23, 2012

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Kate Weare Company Welcomes Dancer, T.J. Spaur

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An Extraordinary Partnership

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Kate Weare Company Welcomes New Dancer Luke Murphy

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Kate Weare Company Welcomes New Dancer Bergen Wheeler

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Kate Weare Company says a fond farewell and thank you to Adrian Clark, founding dancer and rehearsal director

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