Kate Harman is a performer, dancer and choreographer. She is a founding member of Gold Coast company The Farm and with them has created the works Glass Child, Cockfight, The Ninth Wave, and Helpmann Award winning durational performance TIDE.
Kate completed her training at QUT, following which she joined Dancenorth under the directorship of Gavin Webber in 2005 forming friendship and collaborative relationships that continue to this day. As a collaborator and performer she has worked with La Boite Theatre Company, Dancenorth, PVCtanz (Germany), KLARA theatre (Switzerland), David Pledger and Ochre Dance Company.
Her works have been presented nationally and internationally in the contexts such as Dance Massive, Darwin Festival, Bleach Festival, Supercell Dance Festival, Festival 2018 (for the Commonwealth Games), The United Kingdom through Dance Touring Partnership, and GAM, Chile.
Her practice currently focuses on the notions of authenticity and connection, in the context of performance. This is focused through a view of the body as a container for personal, genetic, and cultural memory, an archive or sorts, containing limitless realms of possibilities. Influence from her years working in Germany across genres has resulted in her work taking various forms (performance, installation, durational performance, documentary theatre and participatory works made with young people and amateurs).
Kate often works with personal biographies, having created performances with a rock star, a world champion freestyle wrestler and, most recently, a moody teenager.
We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).
In the spirit of reconciliation Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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