Cat + Fish Dances is a project-based dance company located in Salt Lake City. Founded in 2015 under the direction of Cat Kamrath, Cat + Fish Dances has performed their works at the University of Utah, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, and Red Rock Dance Festival. Cat + Fish Dances is a RAW Artist.
Current company members: Kenzie Allred Sharette, Micah Burkhardt, Daniel Do (founding member), Conner Erickson, Madaline Maravillas, Megan O'Brien, Emma Sargent and Alicia Trump.
Former company members: Madeline Andersen (founding member), Marty Buhler (founding member), Tori Jane Duhaime (founding member), Dan Higgins, Luciana Johnson (founding member), and Roxie Lebenzon.
presented: August 2018, Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival
dancers: Daniel Do, Conner Erickson, Dan Higgins, Madaline Maravillas, Emma Sargent, Kenzie Sharette, Alicia Trump
excerpts presented: March 2019, Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival
excerpts dancers: Daniel Do, Conner Erickson, Megan O’Brien, Emma Sargent, Alicia Trump
music: Christian Löffler, Tortoise, The Album Leaf, Else
Flicker focuses on life’s unsteady nature as seven dancers explore connections with their peers through an evening of dance. Each dancer has a different journey of physical, synchronous, and missed connections. The movement changes in quality, tempo, and location, serving as a reflection of humanity’s ability to fold, fall, and flee.
Reviews: Front Row Reviewers
presented: June 2017, RAW Artists: Verse, Salt Lake City
dancers: Kenzie Allred Sharette - Micah Burkhardt - Daniel Do - Tori Jane Duhaime - Megan O'Brien
music: DJ Plie
Furrow investigates the means of folding and unfolding. Questioning how we fold into and out of ourselves and our community, this ten-minute work was built specifically for the RAW showcase.
presented: July + August 2016, The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival
dancers: Kenzie Allred Sharette - Micah Burkhardt - Daniel Do - Madeline Maravillas
Filament, the second installment in Cat + Fish Dances' Fibers series, investigates the relationship between movement and inhabited environments. Four dancers explore how their individuality can thread into a community. Over the course of four shows, we had audiences from the Salt Lake area and out-of-state participants of the festival.
Festival Winner, Best of F
Review: Filament was featured in a review by loveDANCEmore. Check it out here.
presented: November 2015 - Hayes-Christensen Theatre
dancers: Madeline Andersen - Micah Burkhardt - Daniel Do - Tori Jane Duhaime - Luciana Johnson - Roxie Lebenzon - Megan O'Brien
music: Kokomo, Patrick O'Hearn, Modeselektor
lighting designer: Nick Blaylock
Created in fulfillment of the Modern Dance MFA degree, Fibers is the product of creative research involving the relationship between the human body and space. Combining architectural principles with Rudolf Laban's Space Harmony Theory, seventeen threads weave together to create this 17-minute work.
Swims Our Blood
presented: December 2014 - Hayes-Christensen Theatre
dancers: Maddie Anderson - Marty Buhler - Daniel Do - Tori Duhaime - Luciana Johnson - Megan O'Brien
music: RY X - Tycho - Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross
lighting designer: Cole Adams
Created through the lens of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Swims Our Blood explores Body, Effort, Shape, and Space theories and their relationship to choreographic methods, personal movement style, and collaboration.