NW New Works 2017: Kaitlin McCarthy Jun 5, 2017
DANFORTH: But she have danced?
PARRIS, unwillingly: Aye, sir.
Danforth, as though with new eyes, looks at Abigail.
See it first at OtB! This weekend in the Mainstage Theater Showcase (Jun 10-11 at 8 pm), Seattle-based choreographer Kaitlin McCarthy presents Eight Abigails, a reimagining of the teenage villain from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. A dance about a girl teetering on the edge of sanity, survival, and insurgency, a full-length version will premiere at Velocity Dance Center later this fall.
Kaitlin McCarthy is a dance artist from Seattle, WA. She grew up dancing in Ann Arbor, Michigan and continued dancing on the East coast, where she graduated summa cum laude from Mt Holyoke College. In Seattle she has danced with over a dozen local artists and has choreographed work for Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Evoke Productions, BOOST Dance Festival, SIDF, and her self-produced show, HOT MESS. Improvisation and experimentation are driving forces in her work, guided by intuition, intellectualism, and a midwestern work ethic.
Kaitlin is a member of the Seattle Contact Improvisation Lab, teaches dance at Velocity, and is the Editor for Seattle Dances where she has published over 60 articles since 2012. In fall of 2016 she joined City Arts as a freelance dance critic. She regularly dances with Alice Gosti and collaborates with Jenny Peterson, among others.
Come see Kaitlin McCarthy, Waxie Moon, Nikola Tesla Projekt, and Vanessa Goodman/Action perform in NWNW's Weekend 1 Mainstage Showcase!
Photos: Jenny Peterson