Kate Speer: dancer, choreographer, writer

"where's my location in this staggering field of information"
Bill T. Jones

XX: Where's the Power?

April 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm

A dance-theater work created and performed by Lauren Beale, Ondine Geary, Brooke McNamara, and Kate Speer

XX: Where's the Power? exercises our readiness to turn on, transfer, and transmute power through unhinged, corporeal dissent against the patriarchal grab. In this evening of performance, we slam our heartbroken and hungry bodies into the body politic to access our own interior pulse and reconnect to something larger than fear. In an effort to confront the very nature of insecurity, we ask, "Where's the power?" What follows is an absurd ride through hysteria, struggle, grief, and release as we search for the possibility of a higher love.

This project funded in part by the Boulder County Arts Alliance.

Lauren Beale, Brooke McNamara, Ondine Geary, and Kate Speer juggle multiple identities as performance artists, choreographers, improvisers, teachers, and some of us as mama bears. We met at CU-Boulder in the Dance MFA program, where we shared an interest in performance art that merges theater and dance to create meaning. Our collaboration thrives on our mutual sense of rigorous inquiry in the creative process, attentiveness to the audience-performer exchange, and our self-discipline to keep asking, to keep learning, and to keep arriving fully.

April 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm
Block 1750 (1750 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301)

Tickets available online
$18 advance | $20 at the door
10% of proceeds will be donated to the ACLU

The Clinic

April 21-30, 2017 at Tara’s House

Tara Rynders, Artistic Director of the beloved You & Me, presents The Clinic, a new immersive performance experience based on stories of healing and health care. The work is made in collaboration with myself, Rachel Oliver Young, Cortney McGuire, Mary Lynn Lewark, Mary Chase, and Kristine Whittle.

More details to come!
Friday, April 21 at 6:30pm
Saturday, April 22 at 6:30pm
Friday, April 28 at 6:30pm
Saturday, April at 6:30pm
Sunday, April 30 at 10am *Special Pancake Breakfast Performance*

PlatteForum Residency

March 20 – May 11, 2017

During my residency at PlatteForum, I will be developing a new immersive performance experience that examines Denver’s segregation and gentrification. As I bike around Denver, I am struck by the clear racial and ethnic segregations between neighborhoods. Also being a white female of the hipster generation, I am also aware of my movement and how easily (and comfortably) I can pass in the newly gentrified neighborhoods. These observations have raised the following questions: How do spaces become racialized? How are borders (even the invisible ones) enforced? And what can citizens of Denver do to develop better equity and culturally responsiveness within these neighborhoods? As a resident artist at PlatteForum, I will be paired with a local youth organization who will take part in Learning Labs. I will be structuring the Learning Labs as a way to bring the youth into the creative process, to have them contribute to the work, and to potentially perform in the final presentation.

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 @ 6-8pm

Additional Shows
Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Location
PlatteForum
2400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80205