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Three short films exploring attraction and relationships, expressed poetically in a mix of dance and narrative.

Showcase Runtime : 15 minutes 57 seconds

Moth explores female desire in a darkened space of imagination using a single light source: a lantern. The film complicates ideas of sexual objectification, regret, and loss by tracing the flux of whose feelings matter most in the act of coupling. Longing permeates Nicole Vaughan-Diaz’s rendition of 'Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood', originally written by Horace Ott as an apology to his girlfriend for his own bad behaviour, and subsequently made famous by Nina Simone’s iconic interpretation.

Kate Weare is recognized as a pre-eminent American choreographer whose dances merge the mind and the gut through the power and persuasiveness of the moving body. Brought up by a painter and a printmaker in Oakland, CA, Weare draws on visual art in her work, as well as a fascination with language, poetry, contemporary music, psychology and nature. Weare received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and danced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Belgrade and Montreal, before settling in New York City. She founded Kate Weare Company in 2005 and steadily gained recognition for her uncompromising, articulate choreographic vision.

As a choreographer, Weare's awards include the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award, the Aninstantia Foundation Fellowship Award, the Danceworks Residency Award, White Bird’s Barney Choreographic Prize; Inaugural BAM Fisher Artist-in-Residency and Commission Award; Inaugural Evelyn Sharp Summer Artist-in-Residency Award at CalArts; The Joyce Theater’s Mellon Foundation Residency Award; and The Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship.

She has been awarded artistic residencies at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, CalArts, Bates Dance Festival, Djerassi and Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), and many institutions have commissioned her work, including BAM, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Danspace Project, Bates Dance Festival and Dance Theater Workshop.

Weare has also shared her choreographic vision in faculty positions such as Guest Artist at Princeton University, and in residencies at Juilliard, NYU/Tisch, Virginia Commonwealth University, Keene State University and Marymount Manhattan, among other educational institutions.

Weare’s most recent work involves exploring dance on film in collaboration with filmmaker Jack Flame Sorokin.

Weare and Sorokin completed their first experimental film, 'Landfall', in 2022, and their second, 'Moth', in 2023.

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  • Premiere
    UK premiere
  • Director
    Kate Weare, Jack Flame Sorokin
  • Cast
    Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Kendall Teague