See the full work for stage HERE. Shown at the GAP (Gowanus Art and Production) First Look Festival at The Green Building in April 2014.
_____________________________ The piece is based on the story ofL'Inconnue de la Seine . In 1880 the body of a young woman was pulled from the Seine River in France, and with a face so beautiful, captivated people the world over. While her identity still remains unknown, she has become a morbid cultural fixture with a cunning smile like that of the Mona Lisa.
"...the 45 minute work leaves us with the thrill of having just watched an epic film. The details may be slightly different for each audience member, but each of us walks away from the piece having witnessed a tremendous story..." The Dance Enthusiast
________________________________ The Piece is based off of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Crossing. Set in the WW2 era Southwest, a young boy captures a wolf and attempts to make the crossing into Mexico where he can return it to its rightful place. He cannot let the wolf fall into the hands of those who wish to kill it, so he battles the bleak and unforgiving nature of man and wilderness to keep his promise to this spiritual creature.
Premiered at the Reverb Festival in association with APAP in January 2012 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NY
The Vis-a-Vis Project
"...three gingham-and-Doc-Martens-clad dancers from the RoadWork dance crew did impressionistic, playful dances..it was something of a revelation; the dances and the dancers became immeasurably more compelling, their attempted professional seriousness occasionally giving way to the mild self-consciousness of someone making a youtube video in their bedroom..."
The Vis-a-Vis project was the vision of Rachel Pazdan of Hypnocraft to curate a DIY multidisciplinary art bash that took place over 3 days. She hired 4 curators: Kat Rhodes (dance), Caryn Coleman Mojica(film), Pete McHugh(music), Katrina Cunningham(spoken word). The events highlighted all the best of Brooklyns homegrown art scene and showcased dancers, choreographers, musicians, poets, weirdos, photographers, party animals, videographers, tent makers and more.
Broken Oak Farms
Both films were shot at Broken Oak Farms in Quitman, Texas. They are a collaboration between RoadWork and Austin Cary Rhodes.
Meet me in the garden.
Meet me in the garden premiered at the Dance Theater Lab in 2010 and was part of Kat's senior thesis. It was then reconstructed and shown at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College, Dancewave's Kids Cafe Festival in 2011 held at the Kumble Theater at Long Island University, and the Hoover Dam Collective.
Filmed at Malibu Beach.
The Hoover Dam Collective
Collaborate, make art, party, repeat.
The group started when Theo Boguszewski, great leader of the Dam, obtained a grant from Purchase College to put on an interdisciplinary show. There was a lot of interest in the project and meetings were held in an apartment affectionately nicknamed “The Hoover Dam.” Lemon bars were offered as exchange for attending the meetings; free food is always a powerful incentive for artistic collaboration. “For the Sake of Art” was the title for the first show, and it featured dance, film projections, music and full lights. This show took place within the constructs of a proscenium arch, separating audience from performers. It was adapted for a warehouse in Brooklyn, and the seed of the current Hoover Dam Collective was sown. The members of the Hoover Dam realized that there was a winning formula in the warehouse show: take the art off the stage, away from under the lights and critical scrutiny of the audience and bring as-is it to the people. Add some alcohol, laughter, raffles, swag, and flashmobs, and you have something special.