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Secrets on the Way

An excerpt (Schubertiana) from the first full performance, April 27, 2013 at the Osher Studio in downtown Berkeley.

Conceived and choreographed by Kathryn Roszak; inspired by the poetry of 2011 Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer.

Performed by dancers Blythe Berg, Ramzi Jneid, Nitipat Pholchai, Lissa Resnick, and Linnea Snyderman, with readings by actor Earll Kingston.

"Kathryn Roszak's accomplished and spirited Danse Lumière has suavely and powerfully formulated interpretations of poems by the great Tomas Transtsrömer that beautifully capture the writer's lyric austerity."

- Sandra Gilbert, April 2013

Fifth Book of Peace

A fusion of dance, theater, and music, adapted from the book of the same title by Maxine Hong Kingston, based upon War Veterans' stories.

Conceived and choreographed by Kathryn Roszak.

Music (this excerpt): traditional Vietnamese

Performed with Lines Ballet BFA program at Dominican University, San Rafael, CA and Dance Mission, San Francisco, 2008

"Choreography and visuals are enthralling. The dancers become an array of symmetrical and asymmetrical moves morphing from ballet to modern to animal-like steps, a place of unexpected lyrical motion and mortal danger."

- Sharon Coleman, Poetry Flash, 2009

Pensive Spring

Three artists - a dancer, an actress, and a singer - each portray the enigmatic poet.

Conceived and choreographed by Kathryn Roszak.

Music: Gordon Getty, "The White Election"

These excerpts performed at the University of San Francisco (2000).
Recent performances at Berkeley City Club and Cal Performances'
"Fall Free-For-All", UC Berkeley (selected by the SF Bay Guardian
as a 2011 "Top Ten" dance performance).

Kathryn on KRON
"The Star Dances" - interview segment

Choreographer Kathryn Roszak and UC astronomer Bethany Cobb appear on KRON-TV live Sunday morning, December 6, 2009 to talk about a then-upcoming presentation of "The Star Dances" at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA.. They describe to host Henry Tenenbaum their collaboration, and the connection between dance and science.

"The Star Dances" premiered in October 2009 at Herbst Theater in San Francisco, presented by Humanities West as part of their program "Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler: Redefining our Place in the Universe", in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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Kathryn Roszak with Bill T. Jones
Kathryn Roszak's "Sightlines" Pre-Curtain Talks at Cal Performances

As a dance specialist for Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, Kathryn Roszak hosted selected "Sightlines" pre-curtain talks. These talks were open to ticket holders for that night's performance. Here are streaming podcasts of some of Kathryn's talks:

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 16, 2012)
    Discussion of the company with Artistic Director Robert Battle.
  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (February 25, 2012)
    Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses his latest work Story/Time.
  • Trey McIntyre Project (November 18, 2011)
    Choreographer Trey McIntyre discusses his work and company.

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