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KATELYN ALTMANN is a movement artist, collaborator and improvisor currently working and residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her early career in Stevens Point, Wisconsin under the direction of Pamula Luedtke, Marlene Turbin-Weldon, and Michael Estanish. Each movement mentor has been a vehicle to her inherent connection to her artistry within movement making and cultivating an awareness when it comes to her work. Currently, Katelyn is pursuing her BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts.
Katelyn has worked closely with various International artists, Milwaukee-based artists, faculty members and guest artists, including, Daniel Burkholder, Maria Gillespie, Simone Ferro, Kym McDaniel, Esmé Boyce, Ishmael Huston-Jones, Esther Baker Tarpaga and Holly Johnston (Ledges and Bones). Collaboration with these artists and community members is key within her curation and creative exploration. Katelyn is also a Undergraduate Research Fellow at the UW – Milwaukee immersed in movement research under the mentorship of faculty member, Maria Gillespie. Upon merit and movement expertise, Katelyn has also received the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship, Randy R. Reddemann Emerging Artist Scholarship, Undergraduate Dance Scholarships, Dance Masters of Wisconsin Scholarships and a scholarship from the Wisconsin Dance Council. From this scholarship and upon recommendation, Katelyn is a current member of the Wisconsin Dance Council.
Katelyn has also extended her movement education and performance experience to various intensives including the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Milwaukee Ballet, Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Point Park University, Keigwin + Company, Bates Dance Festival/ Gibney Connect NYC, and the Seattle Festival for Dance Improvisation.
I want my art to make people feel something they never knew they wanted to feel.
I want my art to tell people something they never knew they wanted to know.
I desire for my practice to be embraced as a vehicle to speak and breathe.
an allowance for my art to persist in the real, in the honest and in the caring.
I want my work to provide a space for time and relationships to unravel.
a mobilization for my body to interact with a more vulnerable self.
an interest in how internal sensations can be translated to the external.
an archive of my bodies sensations through flesh, muscle and bone.
a craving for my body to experience tactility through the (un)known.
I demand my body to sense everything,
to make people feel something they never thought they'd want to feel
I demand my body to be patient,
to tell people something they never knew they wanted to know
I demand my body to never stop becoming.