Cathy Weis has been making video and dancers perform together for the past fifteen years. A choreographer, dancer, and videographer, Cathy uses projected video and cameras handled by dancers as components of her explorations of the space of the stage, and how it is redefined by the bodies of the performers within it. Her projects have reached beyond New York’s dance scene to stages throughout the USA and Europe, including her recent presentation of Electric Haiku: Calm As Custard as part of the inaugural performance series at Boston’s ICA. Her creativity and innovation have been recognized with multiple awards, including a Bessie and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Cathy talks with us about how she came to be a part of the New York dance scene, the process by which she develops new ideas, and her new dance salon project.