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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

​"The 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: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson"

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).

"She imbued Dickinson with the sparkle and a wit that is more easily perceptible in her letters than in the poetry. The inter­action between the three performers was well designed; "Pensive" flowed with an easy grace."

-Rita Felciano, Autumn 2011

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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 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.

Kathryn Roszak with Bill T. Jones