Please Join us for an evening of dance choreographed by Catherine Galasso. Galasso has been creating live performance at the intersection of dance, theater, and installation since 2006. Her cross-disciplinary, cast-specific performance works have been seen at places like Danspace Project, La MaMa, SFMoMA, Bibliotheque National in Paris and MoCA Santa Barbara, as well as underground bank vaults, decaying 4-story homes, and grand marble staircases. Galasso has been a resident artist with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Watermill Center, Headlands Center, and Kaatsbaan, among others. The New York Times called her 2015 rendition of Jim Neu’s musical comedy The Floatones as “...very nearly unclassifiable and utterly delightful”; while her 2018 Alone Together was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “...a treasure chest so packed with jewels that the lid won’t stay down.” She holds a European Baccalaureate in painting from an art high school in Venice, Italy, and a BA in Film from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn with 2-year old Atlas and documentary filmmaker Sam Green.
In her visit with the Aidron Duckworth Museum Galasso will be developing two works while in residence: Cloud Dance 2.0, a dance installation created in conversation with fiber artist Lenore Tawney’s 1983 sculpture Cloud Labyrinth, commissioned by the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for a 2019 retrospective exhibition of Lenore Tawney’s art works. The second work will be an adaptation of the Bessie-nominated get dancing (Danspace Project, 2015), Catherine's collaboration with choreographer Andy de Groat, who passed away in 2019.
Catherine will be joined by performer-collaborators Doug LeCours, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal and Meg Weeks.
photography by Maria Baranova