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Kate Weare Company Performs at Hobart and William Smith

Kelly Walker

The Kate Weare Company began their residency at Hobart and William Smith Colleges last Friday. I visited the dancer and choreographer Sunday afternoon as she was working with two of her dancers in advance of an open rehearsal that evening.

The company’s residency gives them an opportunity to explore their own work. The residency at the Colleges also bring the company into the classroom.


The Kate Weare Company residency culminates with a performance of the company’s newest work, Marksman, which had its premiere last summer and premiered in New York City in November. It’s been well received and Weare describes it as being something of a departure from previous work. She drew inspiration from the book Zen in the Art of Archery. She found inspiration in her own life as well.

The Kate Weare Company performance of Marksman happens in the Deming Theatre in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.