The work of Guggenheim Fellow and Bessie Award winner Cathy Weis centers on a choreographic process that fully integrates dance with sound, design and technology. Born and raised in Kentucky, Weis became a soloist with the Louisville Ballet as a teenager.
She got hooked on video while taping her 95-year old grandmother. Weis moved to New York City in 1984 and began using video to document dance and theater; later her interests evolved into the partnering of video with live dance. In 1989 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Today she has come to see living with a serious illness as an impetus for creating new work.