Kayt MacMaster is a NYC based dancer, choreographer, dance writer, and co-founder and artistic director of a newly conceived performance company, blueprint dance project. MacMaster earned a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Writing and Rhetoric from Oakland University in her home state of Michigan. As an educator and movement researcher, she has spent time in Ghana, West Africa and presented research at the 2012 National Dance Education Organization conference in Los Angeles. Kayt MacMaster is a registered yoga instructor, folk music disciple, and film enthusiast. She is currently working with Jeremy Xido on his documentary film, Death Metal Angola.
BWW Reviews: Netherlands Dance Theater Deals with Loss Literally and Figuratively at The Joyce
April 23, 2013
All elements of the evening's performance were stunningly crafted and stand individually as great works of art, but the pieces lack certain cohesiveness that binds all aspects of a performance together. Melding two worlds to create one work of art is a beautiful challenge, and the Leon/Lightfoot effort exhibits abundant ideas between the two of them. What is missing is an agreed upon through line that serves to streamline the work and become the stamp of polish and finesse that Jiri Kylian left on the company many years ago.
BWW Reviews: Rosie Herrera Dance Theater Nourishes the Body and Reveals the Soul in DINING ALONE
April 23, 2013
Some say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but Rosie Herrera's evening-length work, Dining Alone, offers an alternative. Based on her childhood experiences observing people eating at her father's restaurant, Dining Alone reveals a particular fascination with solo diners, examining the solidarity of aging, the innate nostalgia involved in the full sensorial experience of eating, and the true connection between nourishing the body and nourishing the soul.
BWW Reviews: Gwen Welliver's BEASTS AND PLOTS is Alive, Shifting between Portraiture and Caricature
April 14, 2013
Watching Gwen Welliver's "Beasts and Plots" is a bit like thumbing through a stranger's accidentally forsaken sketchbook. Metaphor stabs at experience, revealing a private and fanciful world in unembellished candor.
BWW Reviews: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's 30th Season: The Art of Dance Making Unveiled
March 30, 2013
The theme of inquiry is particularly evident in the thirtieth season celebration, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music, presented at The Joyce Theater. Play and Play is, as it turns out, a masterfully assembled works-in-progress showing of two current pieces, "Ravel: Landscape or Portrait?" and "Story/."
BWW Reviews: UK-Based Dance Company, Motionhouse, Makes NYC Premiere at Pace University
February 22, 2013
Motionhouse, the UK- based contemporary dance company, presented their latest evening-length work, Scattered, at Pace University's Schimmel Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 12. The company's New York City premiere engagement, Motionhouse delivered their trademark athletic physicality with rigor and precision, but the theatrics and stagecraft of the performance did not lend to a truly unique and reality-bending work of art.
BWW Reviews: VEAL by Harrison Atelier at the Invisible Dog
February 22, 2013
VEAL is not easily categorized or described; it is an experience. The fusion of sculpture, opera, dance, and live music is methodical, yet there are moments, particularly in the dancing, that have been highly constructed but ultimately left to chance, elucidating the "posthuman" concept that Harrison Atelier continues to so thoroughly investigate. No matter the level of organization, method, and planning--there will always be a part of the creation that the creator cannot control.
BWW Reviews: Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre Takes NYC by Storm with VARIOUS STAGES OF DROWNING: A CABARET at the Joyce
January 28, 2013
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre was anything but cautious, reserved or subtle for a first-timer. Hailing from the hot city of Miami, the company presented "Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret," a work as vibrant in color as it was in character.
BWW Reviews: Faye Driscoll Performs YOU'RE ME at Abrons Arts Center - It's Okay to Laugh About Nostalgia
January 28, 2013
'You're Me' provides the opportunity to revisit a bizarre, half-resurrected memory and realize that it can stay bizarre and half-resurrected. Let that be the new name for nostalgia, and you can sprinkle baby powder on it, eat some of the fruit being passed around the theater on silver trays and wonder what on earth they could think of next.
BWW Reviews: MAGICAL Goes Beyond the Illusion at New York Live Arts 1/15-1/19
January 25, 2013
Cleverly disguised as magical play, Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen make speculations about feminism's role in the past and present by reaching deep within the body of the female psyche, forever expressed as the place where all natural things begin, to find batteries, a strand of lights, and a movie projector.