Kathryn Alter & Dancers will be in residence at Queens College to finish Cantata and develop a new work. Cantata, a quintet Alter started in 2013, uses the entirety of an apocryphal Cantata to explore the qualities of women through stories of female saints. The new work, conceived as a companion piece to Cantata, will be a collaboration with composer/percussionist John Hadfield, who will play with tonalities and textures in his music to evoke the concept of a journey. Alter will teach a master class for Queens College dance students and conclude her residency with an informal showing.
Kathryn Alter has been a member of the Limón Dance Company since 2003. She aims to bring new music to life through creative collaborations, and cultivating her choreography has been a combination of project-based work in New York City and commissions at schools and companies outside of the metropolitan area. She has presented works in Boston, Mexico City, Arizona, and Missouri, working with Nemian Dance Company, Instinct Dance Corps, students at Escuela Nacional de Danza Gloria y Nelli Campobello, and Stephens College. She is part of the N.A.D.I.N.E. Project, is on faculty at the Limón Institute, and teaches internationally.