“The dance world should definitely pay attention to the next phase of Danaka Dance’s growth; Katz and her company are a rising entity.”
– Layla Macoran, NY Culture Examiner
“…When her precise, slinky solo cycled by in front of you, it was one thing that you wanted to spend more time with.” – Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
Israeli born artist, Dana Katz is the founder, artistic director and choreographer of New York City’s based DANAKA DANCE. Her developed choreographic practice, involving the relation of the body to space is defined by physicality that draws its strength from the individual performer’s personal legacy. Her performances include Thousand Plateaus, Irondale Center, Brooklyn, NY (2014); Prospect Minds, Machsan 2, Tel-Aviv, Israel and La Mama, 92Y, Triskelion Arts, New York, NY (2013); Boombox Liv, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Guelph, Canada and Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2011); and Ui, ZsoloDuo Festival, Budapest, Hungary, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, and WestFest, Triskelion Arts, New York, NY (2011, 2010). Her residencies and awards include Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence, Brooklyn, NY, (2013); Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship, Bronfman Center NYU, New York, NY, (2012); Guest Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montréal, Canada (2011); and The Bessie Schonberg Choreographer’s Residency, The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (2009). Katz holds a B.A from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and an M.F.A from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist