Artist Spotlight No. 13: Kathryn Rhodes // RoadWork

Know first about Kathryn Rhodes, choreographer and Artistic Director of RoadWork and No. 13 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue I. Kathryn creates work through spontaneity, improvisation, and the art of narrative. Read more about Kathryn on our Artist Spotlight. 


Photo: Austin Cary Rhodes

Photo: Austin Cary Rhodes

Three words that describe your choreography: 
Stark, Intimate, Human

About Kathryn Rhodes
Kathryn Rhodes is the Artistic Director of RoadWork. Kat’s work has been presented at Gowanus Art and Production, Reverb APAP, the CURRENT SESSIONS, and The Hoover Dam Collective; she has also self-produced her first evening length work, LOBO, at 100 Grand. Kat has helped establish the Hoover Dam Collective, has curated evenings for the Vis-a-Vis Project and was commissioned by visual artist Ryan Bock to create a performance installation at Apostrophe Gallery in Brooklyn. Kathryn currently lives in London and holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase.

About Kathryn's Creative Process
My process is rooted in the art of Narrative. This highly communal experience centers around spontaneity, storytelling, and improvisation with my dancers. For me, it's about finding the best way to retell a story, a fact, or something historic in the most compelling and accessible way possible.

What artists are you influenced by? Why so?
Some of my influences include Pina Bausch, Doug Varone, Crystal Pite, and Nora Petroliunas. Im drawn to choreographers that play with human themes and narrative.

Say what you want to say! Have a quote you live by?
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” - Nietzsche 

Photo: Austin Cary Rhodes

Photo: Austin Cary Rhodes

Check out RoadWork's Website and find them on Facebook and Instagram.

See Kathryn's film for Volume V, Issue I., on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm + Sunday, March 15th at 3pm with Talkback.

Volume V, Issue I. is happening March 13-15, 2015 at the wild project.
See the full schedule and get tickets here.