Catapult Dance is known for its use of a hybrid of movement forms including modern dance, contact improvisation, martial arts and physical theater. The company utilizes physical experimentation and practiced methods of falling, flying and inversions to create a sensual, kinetic, emotional landscape. The nine dancers and one musician in Catapult Dance push the physical boundaries of movement and technique through an intense rehearsal process that builds the trust and technical skill necessary to safely execute the physical material in these pieces. The work is a collaboration of choreography from Michele Miller and the dancers. Musician Kate Olson plays live at rehearsal, driving and inspiring the process. We strive to share both our physical practice and our creative process with the general public through classes and workshops open to the community, and lecture/demonstrations in which we invite the audience to discuss with us the current issue we are exploring. As a creative artist, I believe my mission is to try to find the balance between broadening my audiences ideas around current social realities in order to begin to shift their perspective, possibly creating room for change, and lifting my audience up to appreciate the wonders of being alive and human.
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