Name

Kate Denborough

Biography

Kate Denborough 2008

Kate is recognised as one of Australia's foremost directors of physical performance. She is an award winning creator of multi disciplinary works which cross the mediums of film, television and live performance. She graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Kate Denborough co-founded KAGE in 1996 with Gerard van Dyck. As the Artistic Director of KAGE she has devised, directed and/or performed in all of the Company's works including: Contamination (Next Wave Festival 1998), No (Under)standing Anytime, (Next Wave Festival 2000), Nowhere Man (Melbourne International Arts Festival 2003), Al Fresco (Melbourne 2006 Cultural Festival for the Commonwealth Games), and Headlock (The Malthouse 2006). Many of these have won industry awards and national and international recognition. The awards include the Canberra Critics Circle Award for Dance, a Green Room Award for Female Emerging Artist in Dance and joint winner of the Eva Czajor memorial Award, which salutes women directors. She has also worked with companies such as Chunky Move, ADT and compagnie par.b.leux (Montreal). In 2003, she was choreographer-in-residence at Dance Box, Osaka, and in 2005, she was the artistic director of a company of six young Australian performers resident at World Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. Kate directed Frank Woodley's solo show Possessed for the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Kate has choreographed Pink Lines for Tasdance as part of their 2008 production Parenthesis.