Coming next-our Winter workshop in Atlanta,GA!
Hosted by Kennesaw University in collaboration with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre!
Jan 5-7 >> 10-4pm Daily.
Class, Rep, Creation, Improvisation & Discussion >> All led by Danielle Agami.
From Artistic Director Danielle Agami
Dear Ate9 friends & fans,
I am writing to you between Thanksgiving and the approaching new year to share my recent thoughts and future plans for myself and the company. The past five and a half years have been a thrilling sudoko, rock climbing, ice skating-esque, adventurous experience. Giving birth to something like Ate9 has taught me the great balance between tedious details and passionate dreams.
I am proud of what we have built in Los Angeles. In the new year I see many new exciting opportunities for the company including national and international tours.
Without a doubt I believe in and appreciate the depth of research possible with an ongoing cast of unique artists. Continuing our collaboration with dance presenters, museum curators, composers and designers, we will produce more original work in LA. In Spring/Summer 2018 I will hold auditions on the east and west coasts. In addition, AteNine will host a three-week long summer course - nourishing dance students and future professionals in town.
Dedicated to the desire to evolve and maintain dance making as the heart of my journey, I am honored to be the recipient of the Virginia B Toulmin Fellowship for female choreographers. This significant fellowship will take place January-May 2018 at the Center for the Ballet Arts of NYU and will allow me to further develop a technique class that integrates ballet principles and new ideas based off of my research with Gaga Movement Language. I have also been commissioned to present and create work with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in Atlanta, Whim W’Him in Seattle, NWDP in Portland and at Cornish College for the Arts.
Thriving thanks to you, kind fans, creates the appetite to call LA home. While navigating the snow in the streets of Manhattan I will be missing you class takers, audience members, Ate9 donors, and vegan food lovers.
About Glenn Kotche
Zen and the art of Adventureland
For a percussionist and composer as energetic, inquisitive and versatile as Glenn Kotche, it’s his sense of balance—his ability to thrive in different and seemingly disparate worlds—that really makes him stand out as a musician.
Since 2001, Kotche has been the rhythmic anchor in Wilco. He has appeared on over 80 recordings by artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Edith Frost, Neil Finn and Radiohead's Phil Selway, and he’s a founding member of two other bands— Loose Fur, with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and longtime collaborator Jim O’Rourke, and On Fillmore, with upright bassist Darin Gray. He has also written music for classical and post-classical ensembles like Kronos Quartet, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, So Percussion, eighth blackbird and many more.