Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

See the trailer.

premiered in 2019
at New York Live Arts

A co-presentation with 

Lumberyard Center for Film & Performing Arts

Kathy Westwater extends a 20+ year exploration of pain and the body, including the pain of others. Here Westwater invites dance artists in the work to explore their personal experiences of pain and trauma. While contemplating if it is possible to fully communicate the experience of one’s own pain—and its opposite, bliss—or to fully know another’s, the cast of dancers responds to and celebrates the profound music of post-minimalist Black composer Julius Eastman.

Choreographed by Kathy Westwater 

in collaboration with the performers
Directed by Kathy Westwater
Performed by Ilona Bito, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Alex Romania, Rakia Seaborn, Stacy Lynn Smith, Paul Singh, and Kathy Westwater
Music by Julius Eastman, performed by Joseph Kubera and Adam Tendler, with Patrick Gallagher and others; and M. Lamar, performed by M. Lamar
Set and Visual Design by Seung Jae Lee
Lighting Design by Roderick Murray
Costumes by fufu
Dramaturgy by Melanie George


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Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part was commissioned through the Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography


The development of Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part was made possible, in part by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. 


This work was developed in part during a creative residency at Petronio Residency Center, a program of the Stephen Petronio Company. 


Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part was supported by New Music USA.


Rehearsals took place at Gibney, in part under the auspices of The Joyce Theater Anchor Artist Program.


Yamaha grand pianos provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York.





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