Joyce Master Class: Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius - Gibney
Week of August 3, 2020
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Joyce Master Class: Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius

Group of white dancers moving in a dance studio.
WITH Kate Wallich

Price: $25

The YC’s classes are an accumulation of movement integration, sensation awareness, and strength building, ending with material from the company repertoire. Leading in and out of various states of movement, the class focuses on qualitative and dynamic research in the body. Participants will push toward physical exhaustion and find balance within technique. Working with various improvisational practices, the class touches technical forms with a heightened sense of the self. We will dialogue movement vocabularies from The YC’s rep to achieve a communicative body. This workshop is intended for intermediate to professional level dancers.

Photo by Robyn Wilson.

About Kate Wallich

Kate Wallich is a Seattle based choreographer, director and educator – named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. She has left a significant mark in the Pacific Northwest with her all-abilities community dance class Dance Church™, her companies The YC and YC2, and through her non-profit arts organization Studio Kate Wallich . Her work has been commissioned and presented by On the Boards, Seattle Theatre Group, The Joyce Theater, Mass Moca, Seattle Art Museum/Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, Springboard Danse Montreal, and many others.

About The YC

The YC was founded by Kate Wallich in 2010 with co-founder Lavinia Vago and is a program of Studio Kate Wallich. The YC is comprised of artists who research and collaborate on new works under the direction of Kate Wallich. The company has premiered four evening length works and multiple short-form works including Super Eagle (Velocity Dance Center, 2014), Splurge Land (On the Boards, 2015), Industrial Ballet (Velocity Dance Center/Seattle Theater Group, 2016) and Dream Dances (On the Boards, 2017). The company also works on design and film projects that have been presented as books, in forums, at film festivals and on the internet.

See Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius perform at The Joyce Theater November 13 -17, 2019. Experience a spiritual unraveling of romantic decay with the New York premiere of The Sun Still Burns Here, which blends contemporary dance and live, soul-baring pop-rock. The combination of Perfume Genius’s “glorious, inventive, shape-shifting music“ (The Guardian) with the exacting craft and raw potency of Kate Wallich’s movement will “undeniably lure you and immerse you somewhere far from the workaday world“ (The Seattle Times). Wallich, who has been named inDance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” brings her Seattle-based troupe The YC to The Joyce for the first time. For more information visit:

Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560