Meredith L. Boggia
Independent Creative Producer
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Katie Workum Dance

Katie Workum has been presented by MASS MoCA, Mount Tremper Arts, Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop and  many other NYC-based venues as well as through series such as PS122’s COIL and Catch.   She has been an artist in residence at Chez Bushwick, Dance new Amsterdam, Mount Tremper Arts, The Kitchen, Tribeca Performing Arts and others. Described by the New York Times as “serious and ambitious,” she has been supported by New York State Council of the Arts, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Concord Academy Summer Stages, and The Astral Artists. 

From 2014-2019 I worked with Katies intimately as a grant writer, casting advisor, producer, press agent, and thinking partner as her art-making shifter from highly theatrical to improvisational and experimental. She is wonderful and you can learn more about her work here.

Katie Workum's 'Black Lakes' ( excerpt: Eleanor's solo)

Artist: Katie Workum

Project: Black Lakes

Project Description: Black Lakes is an investigation into a new way to create and see. Making a turn away from more theatrical, tightly orchestrated choreography, Black Lakes foundations lie in more than the movement, but in an attempt to strip away conventional expectations within the performer herself and with audience as well. Black Lakes was developed alongside an ongoing authentic movement practice with bessie-nominated Eleanor Smith, Weena Pauly and Workum. The three performers move in and out of solos, unison, and duets contained within a set structure and the content of every performance will be created anew each night.

Services: Lead Producer, Booking Agent, Fundraiser, Press

Sites:

Mount Tremper Arts

Danspace project

Mass MOCA with Jacobs Pillow

Developmental residencies: Mount Tremper Arts, MASS MOCA, Northampton School for Thought & Dance


Katie Workum's 'Black Lakes

Katie Workum's 'Black Lakes

Artist: Katie Workum

Project: Black Lakes

Katie Workum's ' Here Are The Mountains'

Katie Workum's ' Here Are The Mountains'

Artist: Katie Workum

Project: Here Are The Mountains

Project Description: Here Are The Mountains slips between desires for creation and demolition and takes its form as a shifting and temporary monument. The performance folds dancer, object, and belongings into one. Using their bodies as well as the materials and detritus of the immediate environment, Katie Workum, Eleanor Smith and Weena Pauly assemble a temporary shrine to place, community and femaleness. The dancers' heightened state of performing is simultaneously ripe with the urgency of negotiation, as well as the meditative contemplations of experienced practitioners. As both a ritual act and a rebuke of permanency, Workum calls to mind the driving concepts of ephemeral art, feminist art, site-specific land art, and sculpture. Collaborators James Lo, sound, and Madeline Best, lighting, further the process by creating sources to be manipulated within the piece by the performers in real time. Workum and her collaborators absorb and imprint the space with extemporality while maintaining choreographic expertise. Each monument is unique unto itself to act as a true reflection to the richly layered and shifting present, yet themes run throughout a building period over time, marking a larger sense of time and change.

Services:lead producer, press agent

Sites:

92nd St Y

Mettabee Farm and Arts

Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD)

Photo By: Paula Lobo

Katie Workum's ' Here Are The Mountains'

Katie Workum's ' Here Are The Mountains'

Artist: Katie Workum

Project: Here Are The Mountains

Photo By: Paula Lobo

Katie Workum's 'Living Gallery'

Katie Workum's 'Living Gallery'

Artist: Katie Workum

Project: Living Gallery

Project Description: How do we employ necessary tactics for collaboration while staying invested in our freedoms and autonomies? Blending ritual, Authentic Movement and an improvisational practice and performance model, this ongoing work endeavors to make an alternative culture for creation based in cultivated risk and care. Leslie Cuyjet, Weena Pauly, Jess Pretty, Eleanor Smith, David Thomson, Anna Witenburg and Darrin Wright are the builders and the container, working together live to testify our shifting present, selves and group. This is a performance, practice and public experience as one.

Services: producing associate, project advisor, casting advisor

Sites:

Gibney Dance (New York)