The Catey Ott Dance Collective’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Choreographer Catey Ott Thompson will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Catey Ott Dance Collective with five works choreographed during the last year for her company dancers and other collaborators from Milwaukee and New York City. The show’s entertaining title, 3rd eye (i) Conscious/idiosyncratic ideology with integrity, is a fair description of its content. Individual dances reference Buddhist philosophy, Jungian psychology, the artistic manifestos of modern dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis, Yvonne Rainer and Douglas Dunn, and the vision of its maker. For the performances on June 27 and 28, Ott Thompson will stage the five works back to back in an uninterrupted stream of consciousness.

“The idea of a collective unconscious is something I can’t get away from,” she says.  “My work is personal but I find non-loneliness in it.”

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