We are thrilled to bring the critically-acclaimed work Inamorata back to the stage as part of our Summer Dance Series at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights and Heinz Poll in Akron. Choreographed by NYC-based artist Kate Weare, Founder & Director of Kate Weare Company and re-staged by Doug Gillespie, Dancer and Assistant Director of Kate Weare Company, Inamorata (which means “a woman in love” in Latin) is set to an array of musical selections, ranging from tango to folk music to a Bach cello suite and other styles.
“I have a lot of interest in how different cultures form meaning through movement,” Weare has said about her work. “So much music becomes the lens through which you attach meaning. I do tend to string together different ideas. I like lots of options. I don’t like to be limited.”
First debuted on the GroundWorks’ stage in 2013, Weare has written, “I think the piece is a survey of love from many different vantage points, and more from a feminine perspective than a masculine one.”
“Inamorata is also about love as it provokes questions about faith and devotion and our need to belong,” says GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara. “The piece taps into our doubts and uncertainties in the face of love’s mystery.”
Doug Gillespie says he’s thrilled to be back in the studio with GroundWorks.
“I love working with GroundWorks,” he says. “They are dedicated and game for working with anything. They are also teachers – they are open to discussion to what is transforming. They are lovely, welcoming and fantastic dancers.”
In re-staging the work, Gillespie had to take into consideration not only the fact that it has been four years but a new combination of dancers (two of the five GroundWorks company members – Tyler Ring and Gemma Freitas Bender – will be performing Inamorata for the first time).
“When re-staging a work, you’re figuring out the essence of the original scope and it will obviously read differently on stage than it did four years ago,” says Gillespie. “How will things shift? We’re trying to figure out certain sections and make it new and fresh. We are looking forward to bringing back this work to the audience – whether they are returning or viewing it for the first time.”