Bio

Katherine G. Moore is a movement and teaching artist whose work spans theaters, outdoor environments, galleries, and community spaces. Katherine’s work as a performer and choreographer has appeared in venues throughout the US, with recent performance and improvisation experiments exploring environmental and place-based embodiment. As an educator and community arts facilitator, her teaching centers movement experience as a catalyst for individual empowerment and collective well-being.  After many years of moving and making in New York City, she earned an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University. She also has BA in Dance from Hope College, and she is a 200-hour certified Yoga teacher through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Katherine joined the faculty at University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 2019. 

Photos by Tiana Kargbo, Studio Kin, Bita Bell

Artist Statement

As a movement-based artist, my artistic practice is rooted in physical investigation that attends to the body's deep responsiveness to both material and imaginary states and environments.  Drawn towards improvisational modes of working, my work frequently honors the instinctual, the affective, and the often ineffable quality of embodied experience. 

 

While diverse in my interests, my current choreographic research originates from an expansive inquiry into the implications of space and place on the human body. Through multiple creative pathways, I research and embody journeys the body takes through social, environmental, and imagined landscapes. My aim as an artist is to uncover the physical residues of those journeys and reveal them in ways that are not only visible to an audience, but felt. 

 

My work rests and thrives in collaboration with others, repeatedly revealing how the artmaking process offers me practice for living with cooperation, interdependence, and respect for both human and non-human. I make work slowly­, with care for myself and others. My work lives always in process, inviting space and time for reimagining new practices for living.