WE! Video Clip

WE! is a collaborative, installation dance performance staged in an abandoned downtown office space formerly occupied by AT&T. WE! takes the “idea of audience” out of their seats and into the lights — stripping away the safety net of the proscenium theater and sandwiching both dancer, art, and viewer into close proximity.

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SEE SAW

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Premiered October 22nd-25th, 2010 at La Esquina. Sponsored by The Charlotte Street Foundation

An installation-based performance (or a performance-based installation) created by Mark Southerland, and Jane Gotch. Created and performed in collaboration with Shay Estes, Tuesday Faust, Shawn Hansen, Peregrine Honig, Mike Stover, Matt Tady, Bill Wenzel, and Neal Wilson.

Through movement, sound, and installation, SEE SAW will examine the moments when the body meets the mind—self realization, personal epiphanies, and modern coming-of-age stories. Told using an array of tools —often elaborate and abstract; other-times pointedly simple and straight forward—this tale involves a large seesaw and a “trophy playground,” from which music and movement will evolve. Situated in-the-round, the audience itself will become part of the installation and actively engaged in the event.
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and we hold tight together

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Performed at The Folly Theater as part of A Modern Night at the Folly February 2010

“Cellist Justin Cowart accompanied “and we hold tight together,” a trio by Jane Gotch. Gotch intuitively created a piece with nuance and subtle changes in energy. It hypnotized us with dynamic yet simple relationships between the dancers and a powerful cellist.”
Review by David Ollington, www.kcactive.com February 12, 2010

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The Four Seasons

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A site-specific performance installation as part of The Cumulus Project at Charlotte Street Foundation’s, Paragraph Gallery

Kansas City, MO, January 2010
Performer: Jane Gotch
Sound and Light: Timothy Amundson
Costumes: Erica Mahinay

Still Within

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Premiered at “Jutting & Swerving”, at Charlotte Street Foundation's
La Esquina Kansas City, MO, May 2009

Performed at The Lawrence Art Center, Adjudicated Choreographer's Showcase Lawrence, KS, November 2009

Dancers: Tuesday Faust, Jane Gotch, Mary Marshall, Kaely Tieri
Costumes: Jane Gotch, Elizabeth Gotch, Tasha Rose-Murphy, Mary Fran Moyaln
Music: Four Tet, The Clogs, Zoe Keating
Lighting Design: Mica Thomas
The creation of “Still Within” was funded in part by an Inspiration Grant from The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.


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