My body of choreographic work includes contemporary modern, jazz, and tap pieces,
as well as theatre, film, and multi-disciplinary work.
A tribute to the late Dave Brubeck. Choreography by Katherine Kramer. Music by Dave Brubeck. Performed by University of Alaska, Anchorage dancers and members of the Anchorage community.
The Best Medicine
This 10-minute piece was created as a potential stress reliever from today's political insanity. Inspired by research on humor and laughter, it incorporates elements from Monty Python, classic cartoons, and party games. Commissioned by University of Alaska, Anchorage Dance Ensemble. Premiered in March 2017.
Available for re-staging, 7-10 dancers.
The Hand We're Dealt
This 15-minute piece investigates the factors contributing to the hand each of us are dealt and how choice and chance contribute to how our hands are played out. The template of the piece incorporates choreographic improvisation and stories drawn from the cast. Commissioned by Biodance for their Social Justice Series. Premiered in Rochester, NY – October 2016.
Available for re-staging, 6-12 dancers.
Stop Look Listen
This evening-length work, conceived and directed by Katherine, features 2 contemporary dancers and 2 tap dancers, with an original score composed and performed by 6 musicians who move alongside the dancers. Watch an excerpt here. Commissioned with a Creation Fund Grant from the National Performance Network. Premiered in Miami, FL – 2008.
Available for booking.
Bach to Caravan
This 7-minute choreography, included in an evening-length work, was originally performed with a live classical string trio and vocalist, incorporating a Bach cello solo and Duke Ellington’s Caravan. Commissioned by Tritone Youth Tap Ensemble. Premiered in Calgary, AB – February 2016.
Available for re-staging with recorded music, 8 dancers.
Blue Blue Skies
The original premiere of Blue Blue Skies was presented in 1987 by Syncopated, Inc. in Lexington, KY in response to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Through an historical lens of 30 years, Blue Blue Skies is re-visited with the addition of a sound track created from broadcasts of the actual event and subsequent reports and documentaries. Commissioned by University of Alaska, Anchorage. Premiered in March 2016. Original score: Liam Wilson.
Available for re-staging, 8 - 16 dancers.
"Also participating in the varied program was the RPM Youth Tap Ensemble, which did a particularly lovely job with 'Music Box' choreographed by Katherine Kramer. Set to music by Yann Tiersen and featuring nine performers, the piece was unusually textured for a tap number. Most of the footwork was light with an almost feathery quality rather than the more common pounding variety and the shifts in dynamics fostered a sense of expectation." San Antonio Dance Kaleidescope
Commissioned by RPM Youth Tap Ensemble. Premiered in San Antonia, TX – 2012.
Available for re-staging, 9 dancers.
Inspired by the sheer beauty, pleasure, and insanity of cruising on a sailboat. Commissioned by University of Alaska, Anchorage. Premiered in November 2014. Contemporary.
Available for re-staging, 5 - 7 dancers
Choreography for Theatre and Film
"The Horse Whisperer" (1997)
Choreographer and Movement Coach for Robert Redford
"Hot 'n' Throbbing" (2013)