ARTIST SPOTLIGHT 07: KATRINA REID
Get to know Katrina Reid, choreographer and performing artist, and 7 of 10 presented artists during our upcoming performance series, Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY from August 19 to 21, 2016. Pulling inspiration from written word, Katrina composes work that aims to create an experience of shared vulnerable states using text, voice and movement. Learn more about Katrina Reid on our Artist Spotlight and see her work in 01 RISK // Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm + 03 SAVINGS // Sunday, August 21 at 3pm with Talkback.
Three words that Describe your Choreography
humid, mythic, time-lapse
Katrina Reid is a performing artist and writer. She currently has the great fortune to work with David Thomson, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Peter Born, and is a company member with Third Rail Projects. Her own work has been presented at Gibney Dance's DoublePlus series, Cocoon Theatre, Studio 26 Gallery, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Warefamos, Dance Chance Atlanta, and Florida A&M University.
About Katrina's Creative Process
I’m interested in creating movement from writing -- be it song, poem or other text to research and mine my responses to words and how they might create emotive, physical landscapes. I use and make objects and look for how they can transform and inform. I strive to a create an invitation for the audience to experience shared vulnerable states through the mediums of text, voice and movement.
What influenced the concept/work that you are presenting at the CURRENT SESSIONS?
In 2015 I captured a series of studies during my travels to Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana. I recorded with poetry, my phone, laptop, my cellular memory, recorded how the heat baked and the sound created a tone of panic and wonder. Some of these recordings are bubbling up again and helping to create a world for this piece. (see photo above)
Do you work in other mediums other than dance/performance? If so, what, and how/why did you get into it?
I’ve started building more, small things for now. It’s become almost meditative, to measure and form things with my hands. Grateful that my dad encouraged me to create my own toolbox--literally and figuratively.
What is your favorite part of the body, and why?
The neck because it does not lie.
Free space! Anything else that you would like to share?
i ran into the screaming fields
bulging with a score of cicadas
orchestrated to the rise of blood
under the skin
Connect with Katrina on Instagram.
See Katrina in Volume VI, Issue II: MOVEMENT CURRENCY, in 01 RISK // Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm + 03 SAVINGS // Sunday, August 21 at 3pm with Talkback.