Kayt MacMaster is a NYC based dancer, choreographer, dance writer, and co-founder and artistic director of a newly conceived performance company, blueprint dance project. MacMaster earned a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Writing and Rhetoric from Oakland University in her home state of Michigan. As an educator and movement researcher, she has spent time in Ghana, West Africa and presented research at the 2012 National Dance Education Organization conference in Los Angeles. Kayt MacMaster is a registered yoga instructor, folk music disciple, and film enthusiast. She is currently working with Jeremy Xido on his documentary film, Death Metal Angola.
If the original Rite of Spring was a stone dropped into a calm and unsuspecting pool of water, then "A Rite" magnifies not only the ripples on the surface, but the speed and velocity with which the stone fell and the effect of its reverberations on bodies of water for a century.BWW Reviews: Da-On Dance Presents THIRST at Danspace Project October 7, 2013
Zustiak's trilogy The Painted Bird is rare in the sense that it is as intimate as a personal narrative and as authentic as historical nonfiction. Collaboratively, The Painted Bird is a genius production. The full experience is accessed because of the multi-dimensional approach to dance theater production - superb lighting, brilliant musical composition, skillful and straightforward performers, and authentic costuming. Essentially, Zustiak conveys many visions as one vision. He tells many stories in few words.BWW Reviews: Tiffany Mills' BERRIES AND BULLS and THE FEAST June 6, 2013
All elements of the evening's performance were stunningly crafted and stand individually as great works of art, but the pieces lack certain cohesiveness that binds all aspects of a performance together. Melding two worlds to create one work of art is a beautiful challenge, and the Leon/Lightfoot effort exhibits abundant ideas between the two of them. What is missing is an agreed upon through line that serves to streamline the work and become the stamp of polish and finesse that Jiri Kylian left on the company many years ago.BWW Reviews: Rosie Herrera Dance Theater Nourishes the Body and Reveals the Soul in DINING ALONE April 23, 2013
Some say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but Rosie Herrera's evening-length work, Dining Alone, offers an alternative. Based on her childhood experiences observing people eating at her father's restaurant, Dining Alone reveals a particular fascination with solo diners, examining the solidarity of aging, the innate nostalgia involved in the full sensorial experience of eating, and the true connection between nourishing the body and nourishing the soul.BWW Reviews: Gwen Welliver's BEASTS AND PLOTS is Alive, Shifting between Portraiture and Caricature April 14, 2013
Motionhouse, the UK- based contemporary dance company, presented their latest evening-length work, Scattered, at Pace University's Schimmel Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 12. The company's New York City premiere engagement, Motionhouse delivered their trademark athletic physicality with rigor and precision, but the theatrics and stagecraft of the performance did not lend to a truly unique and reality-bending work of art.BWW Reviews: VEAL by Harrison Atelier at the Invisible Dog February 22, 2013
VEAL is not easily categorized or described; it is an experience. The fusion of sculpture, opera, dance, and live music is methodical, yet there are moments, particularly in the dancing, that have been highly constructed but ultimately left to chance, elucidating the "posthuman" concept that Harrison Atelier continues to so thoroughly investigate. No matter the level of organization, method, and planning--there will always be a part of the creation that the creator cannot control.BWW Reviews: Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre Takes NYC by Storm with VARIOUS STAGES OF DROWNING: A CABARET at the Joyce January 28, 2013
'You're Me' provides the opportunity to revisit a bizarre, half-resurrected memory and realize that it can stay bizarre and half-resurrected. Let that be the new name for nostalgia, and you can sprinkle baby powder on it, eat some of the fruit being passed around the theater on silver trays and wonder what on earth they could think of next.BWW Reviews: MAGICAL Goes Beyond the Illusion at New York Live Arts 1/15-1/19 January 25, 2013
Cleverly disguised as magical play, Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen make speculations about feminism's role in the past and present by reaching deep within the body of the female psyche, forever expressed as the place where all natural things begin, to find batteries, a strand of lights, and a movie projector.