Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Katarzyna (Kate) Skarpetowska Dance Guest Artist

Katarzyna (Kate) Skarpetowska
Kate ( Katarzyna)Skarpetowska spent seven days as artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Center setting an excerpt of her work Love is for the Poets on the afternoon dancers and teaching master classes to the morning dancers. She graduated in Dance from the Julliard School before joining the Parsons Dance Company. She has also performed with Battleworks Dance Company founded by Robert Battle and with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company since 2007 and has continued to work as a repetiteur and assistant to Lar Lubovitch.

Her piece Love is for the Poets was commissioned by Marymount Manhattan and she has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater II, Richmond Ballet, Parsons Dance, Lar Lubovitch, Buglisi Dance Theater, Hubbard Street 2 and Houston Metropolitan Dance Company among others.

Rehearsal for Love is For the Poets (excerpt)

Kate Skarpetowska rehearsing FAC Dancers

In 2009 Kate co-designed and co-directed with Brian McGinnis Romeo and Juliet-a death marked love  commissioned by the Peace Center in Greenville, SC. Brian McGinnis set two works of choreography on the FAC Dancers in October, 2014.

Kate Skarpetowska and Brian McGinnis in Romeo and Juliet in 2009