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“Everyone who works with Katie is blown away by her diligence and determination. And it is these skills, alongside her humility and eagerness to learn, and her fine intuitive choreographic eye, that make her an artist to watch out for in the months and years to come.”
Lou Cope, Dramaturg
Katie is Artistic Director and founder of Katie Dale-Everett Dance who create multidisciplinary & collaborative choreographic works, facilitate projects with community groups, teach within educational settings and produce creative arts projects. Katie Dale-Everett Dance’s mission is to create works & projects that are accessible, informative, relevant, enjoyable & educational.
The company is recognised for producing repertoire that use the form of dance as a fertile bed of exploration to generate live, audio participatory and film based work which challenge opinions, social conventions, & probe notions around interconnectivity. Katie is inspired by public contribution to artistic work and is driven by an interest in researching new contexts for creating/presenting choreography including galleries, shopping centres, theatrical spaces, schools and youth clubs.
Since forming in late 2015, Katie has built a growing network of supporters including receiving three Arts Council England National Lottery Grants, becoming a Brighton Dance Network Featured Artist (2015-2017) and being supported by the South East Dance Emerging Artist Programme (2015-2016). Katie is currently Associate Artist at The Point (2018/19), where she is developing a new work called Virtual You.
Katie has worked with collaborators include Lou Cope (Dramaturg), Tom Sayers (Composer, BAFTA awarded) and Nic Sandiland (Digital Mentor). The company has undergone residencies at Blast Theory, The Point, DanceEast, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and Otherplace Productions and has toured it’s flexible repertoire along with an outreach strand across the South East and West of England at venues including AMATA (Academy of Music and Theatre Arts), Oasis Academy, Ideas Test, MÓTUS You, Me: Dance Festival and as support for internationally acclaimed Protein Dance at The Point (2017).
Katie Dale-Everett Dance's work was also programmed as part of Brighton Digital Festival (2017), co-programmed by South East Dance and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. She also delivered a talk on her practice to industry professionals at Our Digital Wellbeing #BeCollective event organised by South East Dance, Our Future City and Artswork.
Her extensive community work expands working with four year olds to those 100+, wounded, injured and sick service personnel, as well as working as an inclusive dance practitioner and with those new to dance. The company is committed to being part of projects that support and develop opportunities for everyone to access training, movement, performance and creativity no matter what their background. They have developed and delivered their own community outreach stands across the South East and West of England and have also taught for many leading dance organisations including Dance Woking, South East Dance and Rounded Rhythm.
Katie is also co-founder of Kabecca Films, producers of thought-provoking films. To date the female-led team have produced 'Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1', which was commissioned by Screen South, acquired by Channel Four for their online Random Acts strand, distributed nationwide as part of the Playback Touring Exhibition, Katie Dale-Everett Dance’s Arts Council England National Lottery funded tour and to independent venues and events including Leeds Music Festival. Most recently they have produced ‘Twenty, Forty, Sixty’, a short creative documentary shot on 16mm which was funded by Screen South’s Ignition Catalyst fund.
Katie also producers, project managers and works on events for multiple organisations.
I am always on the lookout for new opportunities and am open to discussing new projects. Please feel free to get in touch.
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Cross-genre dance and film artist:
Katie is inspired by real encounters and experiences and is interested in investigating and pushing the boundaries of where choreography can exist working, across multiple mediums including, dance, film and audio design. She is excited by the influence that context has on the creation and reception of her work, her practice involving making work for conventional spaces, as well as site-specific and unusual spaces. She has a strong interest in working with both professional performers and non-performers, as well as creating opportunities for her choreography to be engaged with by community groups. She has previously facilitated workshops for Brighton Dance Network, MapDance 2016, members of Three Score Dance Company and is an Arts Award Advisor. As a company she is keen to work with people who have never collaborated on dance projects before. She has previously hired BAFTA awarded sound designer Tom Sayers as an example who has since worked on further live performance sound design. She also offers student placement opportunities. Her work has been reviewed as encounters that spark new conversations and is accessible for both established dance audiences as well as those new to dance.
Creative Arts Producer:
Katie is interested in producing projects that help to improve people’s lives for the better and provide opportunity for anyone to engage with dance and the arts. She has produced her own projects, currently working on a small-scale tour of three of her works Digital Tattoo, Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 and Conversations About the Digital around the South East and West of England alongside an educational strand. She also produces and project assists on other companies’ creative projects, including producing and facilitating for Rounded Rhythm’s inclusive dance company Dance INC and project assististing upon The Drive Project’s The Art of Recovery.
Katie graduated with a First Class Honours in Choreography from Falmouth University in 2014.