I wanted to work with poets, playwrights or short story writers during this residency but the timing proved to be challenging for both faculty and community members so I decided to reach out to my…Continue
System #2 (approx. 12 minutes)I blindly coupled the objects and created an improvisation that would surface one character. The environment and event was secondary to the character traits that were…Continue
System #1 - 1 – 2 – 3#1 (approx. 25 minutes)I would improvise with each of the objects individually both physical and vocally using the four entry points: Personal memory, association, properties…Continue
Kathryn has been working for the past 32 years in the field of movement and visual arts. Her work has been presented throughout Europe, South America, Africa and Canada. Kathryn ran her own company (ricketts dance co) in Copenhagen Denmark for the 10 years and later a 3-year professional dance training program called MainDance as well as her professional company Plan B Dance Productions. For the past 20 years Kathryn has been working with a focus on social /political issues in schools, galleries and community centers with movement, creative writing and visual art as the languages. She completed her Masters at the University of British Columbia on the topic of identity and place with personal stories interpreted through embodiment. Her Doctoral degree at Simon Fraser University furthered this research into areas of literacy, embodiment and cultural studies with a method she has coined Embodied Poetic Narratives. Kathryn arrived two years ago from Vancouver where she was an associate member of the Faculty of Education and Faculty member in the Teacher Education Department at the University of Fraser Valley. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education in the University of Regina as the chair of the Dance area. Kathryn is serving on a variety of SSHRC research projects that examine the ecology and sustainability of practicing artists and teachers both in the community and in K-12 contexts. She also runs The Listening Lab, a visual and performing arts ‘incubator’ and presents exhibitions and performances in her loft in the John Deere Tractor Building.