by Kate Monson
Premiered: June 12, 2017, Pizzeria Seven Twelve, (Orem, UT)
Choreography: Kate Monson
Performers: Brooklyn Draper & Joshua Mora
On Site is a mobile dance series in Utah County.
Co-coordinated by Kori Wakamatsu & Kate Monson, the series has traveled to venues including the BYU Museum of Art, the Central Utah Gardens, the Provo Library, Gurus Cafe, the Woodbury Art Museum, Velour, Pizzeria 712 and the Provo 4th Ward with collaborators including visual artist Brian Kershisnik.
On Site is funded in part thanks to the Orem CARE tax and the artist talk back received support from the Utah Humanities Council (loveDancemore)
Kate Monson is an Assistant Professor of dance and Faculty Affiliate of gerontology at Brigham Young University. She has an MFA from Ohio State University and is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Analyst and is certified to teach Labanotation. She researches dance technique pedagogy and conditioning and has created a conditioning program with Amy Markgraf for collegiate modern dancers. This led to her interest in aging and ageism in dance, and the creation of her dance documentary And I Continue:A Conversation about Dance and Aging. Kate is the co-producer, with Kori Wakamatsu and Ashley Anderson, of On Site Mobile Dance Series, a concert dance series produced in non-traditional community spaces. When not dancing she is sun lizard, raising four desert children with her husband Quin.