In it's ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists and scientists. Appointed on the base of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants. Zoe is honored to receive a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship for Choreography.
Kate Wallich is on the cover of the Spring Arts Issue of City Arts Magazine. Pick up the March Issue around Seattle and read the awesome article by Rachel Gallaher.
City Arts Magazine
SQUID Artist Kate Wallich is featured in Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch.
"Where other choreographers might hesitate, wondering if they’re about to alienate their audience, Kate Wallich unapologetically pushes forward. Watching this 25-year-old’s work can be challenging—it takes time to reach its emotional peak. The payoff, however, is seeing Wallich’s sly self-awareness; she has a knack for building tension.
For all its dark glamour, Wallich’s work is not without a measure of underdog angst. In One Plus, a woman pauses to remove her sweatshirt and toss it offstage. Later, a dancer is lifted overhead by four others, only to be dropped to the floor. Members of her Seattle-based company The YC both embrace and abandon technique, resulting in a rawness reminiscent of Batsheva. Wallich is not afraid to ask her dancers to shed the excess."