The Volta — Special Feature: Bio
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Kathy Westwater is a NY-based choreographer and, since 2001, faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College, where she received an MFA. Drawn to pedestrian movement and cross-disciplinary approaches to making, in the late 80s and early 90s she began studying with postmodern dance pioneers, including Simone Forti, Dana Reitz, and Sara Rudner. Since 1996, through means both intuitive and analytical, she has collaborated with visual artists, architects, composers, and poets to create numerous works. Her choreography explores striking intimacies between her own body and what lies spatially and materially beyond its form. Most recently, she locates her artistic research in Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY, once the largest landfill in the world.