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.

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Dance and Video | Artopia
Dance and Video | Artopia

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Weis details her career and how cameras have become an important part of her work. She explains the technology and process.
Dance Studio | Artopia
Dance Studio | Artopia

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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. Weis offers a tour of her studio in...
L.I.P.S | Artopia
L.I.P.S | Artopia

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L.I.P.S. stands for Live Internet Performing Structure. It’s a long-distance process that involves mixing dance videos.
Success | Artopia
Success | Artopia

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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. Weis thinks of unsuccessful...
Teamwork | Artopia
Teamwork | Artopia

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Weis explains how she decides who to work with and how to make the most out of every collaborator’s individual strengths.
Video Process | Artopia
Video Process | Artopia

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Cameras are an important part of Weis’s work. Here, she explains the technology and process behind her work.