Bio

Katherine G. Moore is a movement and teaching artist whose work spans theaters, outdoor environments, galleries, and community spaces. Her 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.  Through her work as an educator and community arts facilitator, she centers movement experience as a catalyst for individual empowerment and collective well-being.  

 

As a New York City-based artist for many years, Katherine was a company member and teacher for Naomi Goldberg Haas’s Dances for a Variable Population (DVP), a multigenerational dance company and dance education organization. In addition, she has had the pleasure of performing or presenting her own work in venues that include Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Dixon’s Place (NY), LaMama (NY), Center for Performance Research (NY), Movement Research at Judson Church (NY), Dumbo Dance Festival (NY), RADFest (MI), The Flea (NY), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NY), Greenspace (NY), Ohio State University’s Urban Arts Space (OH), and the University of Southern Mississippi (MS).   

 

Katherine earned her MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, where she was the recipient of a University Fellowship, the Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship, and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award. 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 teaching faculty at University of Southern Mississippi in the fall of 2019, where she is now a Distinguished Teaching Scholar through the Association of College and University Educators. 

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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.   

Photo by Tiana Kargbo