Kate Weare Company : Artists

Christopher Lancaster, Composer

Christopher Lancaster is an electro-acoustic cellist composer living in Brooklyn, New York. He trained as a classical cellist and continues that discipline in his work with technology. Lancaster’s inspiration comes from his many collaborators from film, dance and music, and he is always reshaping and recreating the sounds and songs his instrument can create. His solo work has focused on live performance and he is a devout believer in the transformative power of live music and art. In the field of dance, Lancaster has worked with Bill T. Jones, Kate Weare, Brian Brooks, Marina Mascarelli, NDT, Lyon Opera Ballet, Dance Forum Taipei, Skanes Dansteatre, Staccato Danca Contemporanea, Nicholas Leichter, Camille Brown, Sean Curran, Paradigm, Complexions and others. He had the privilege of performing his music for President Obama at The Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. He is a founding member of the bands Tranimal and Loving You.

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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