Katrina McPherson (b. 1967)
Katrina McPherson is one of the first generation of 'hybrid' video-dance-makers. She graduated with a degree in Dance Theatre from the Laban Centre, London in 1988 and had a career as a dancer and choreographer before completing a Post-Graduate in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
Katrina has made many single video-dance works, which have been shown at festivals across the world, as well multi-screen and live works with video-projection.
She has had many commissions to make video-dance work. These include 'Pace' (1996), a video-dance work made with dancer/choreographer Marisa Zanotti, commissioned for BBC2/Arts Council of England's Dance for the Camera series and broadcast on BBC2, and 'Sense-8' (2001), a video-dance work made with Touchdown Dance, working with sighted and visually impaired dancers in the Contact Improvisation form. This was one of the Arts Council of England's 'Capture' commissions and was premiered in London in November 2001.
Katrina has also directed many arts programmes for broadcast television. Amongst others, she has filmed with the Martha Graham Company and choreographers Yvette Boszick and Mark Baldwin. Most recently, Katrina filmed and directed two documentaries about the work of the choreographer and teacher Royston Maldoom, one in Ethiopia with Adugna Dance Theatre and the other in Holloway Women's Prison, London.
Katrina recently worked with Ricochet Dance Company on two video-dance projects. They collaborated whilst in residency with Dance East at Snape in December 2001, working with Canadian choreographer and former Ballet Frankfurt dancer Crystal Pite. Katrina also designed, with Simon Fildes, the video projection element of a new work, 'Point of View', by New York choreographer, Neil Greenberg. Ricochet will tour the finished piece during 2002.
Studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Post-Graduate in Electronic Imaging
1988: Laban Centre, London, Degree in Dance Theatre
2002: Award from the Scottish Arts Council's, Creative Scotland Award to write a work-book for making video-dance,
Works by Katrina McPherson