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Katherine Ferrier

An independent dance artist/educator, poet, visual artist and curator, Katherine has been immersed in making since the late 80’s. She earned her B.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from Middlebury College, and M.F.A. in Dance and Performance from Sarah Lawrence College.  A co-founder of The Architects, an improvisational quartet with a collaborative performance history spanning nearly 20 years, she is also the founder and Artistic Director of Immediate Theatre, and a founding member of Haiku Analog, both ensembles of movers, musicians, and visual artists, collaborating to create dance-theater-spoken word hybrids.  An improviser at heart, Katherine delights in composing in the moment, be it with fabric, found objects, words or bodies in motion, and her various forms of creative research continue to inform and provoke each other, becoming quantum partners in a life-long practice of paying attention. She is a chronic guest artist, and teaches and performs regularly throughout the US and abroad. Katherine created and directs Cultivate, a festival designed to nourish a growing community of contemporary dance-makers and dance supporters in Northern New Hampshire.  Collaboration is a cornerstone of her work, and she thrives on the exciting alchemy of working with a variety of artists. Recent collaborators include: The Architects, Haiku Analog (Kathy Couch + Vicki Brown) George Manupelli, Miguel Gutierrez, Marcus Godwyn (England/Russia), Sini Haapalinna (Finland), Cinzia Fiaschi (Italy) and Nina Gasteva/Iguan Dance Theatre (Russia).  You can see more of her work, and find links to her writing, at katherineferrier.net.
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