maman (12 minutes | 3-7 dancers) A highly technical and physically dynamic work for 3-7 women. It is a moment to see women in the context of women and in the context of our legacy as the breeders, the nurturers, and primal animals. A look at women, perfection, in time, across time, moving, waiting, our duty and our constraints based on the “the female truth” as represented in Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own.
Good Girl (5 minutes | 1+ Dancers) A theatrical glimpse into fulfilling roles as women, whether perceived or self-imposed. What do we learn from each other? What to we leave as our legacy? This piece can be performed as a solo or as a community performance with a very large group. To the music When You’re Smiling written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin and performed by Louis Armstrong.
The World’s My Tiny Stage (7 minutes | 3 Dancers) This satirical piece was originally created as part of Ten Tiny Dances Festival and is performed on a 4’x4’ foot stage. Based on growing up as a young woman in small town, Pennsylvania where beauty is sometimes the only currency in class mobility the piece asks . . .What is feminism? Who defines feminism? Who gets to be a feminist? How does beauty, economics, and education play a role in our percetion of women.
31 (9 minutes | Solo) A physical and theatrical solo that explores the tragic-comedy of feminism - an introspective exploration of girl, wife, mother, woman.
As We Begin and End (23 minutes | 7 Dancers) A reflective and meditative yet physical work exploring duration. The piece embodies the Orson Welles quote “We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”
Kat Nasti in 31
Photo by Golden Lion Photography