Jeramy Zimmerman is a founder and the Artistic Director of CatScratch Theatre. Her work has been performed on stages and in non-traditional places such as the DC Metro, the Staten Island Ferry, the NYSE, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and a Chateau in France. She founded and directed FLICfest, in which she produced feature-length work of more than 45 emerging and mid-career choreographers; as well as 60x60Dance, a festival of one-minute works, which included hundreds of NYC dancers.
A native of KC, Jeramy earned her B.F.A. at Stephens College and her M.F.A. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In DC, she worked with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Art-O-Matic, where she helped form a multi-disciplinary, non-juried art show that included more than 700 visual artists, 40 performance groups and 70 bands. In NYC, she danced with many, but most closely with Stephan Koplowitz, Mary Seidman, and Stanley Love. Her zeitgeist moment was as a re-performer in The Artist is Present, MoMA’s epic retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović.
In 2016, Jeramy returned to Kansas City, where she continues to create work and build community. She is currently a Charlotte Street Foundation Resident Artist.
“I wonder if I’ll recognize it, when I see it again”
I wonder if I’ll recognize it, when I see it again is a site-specific dance work for CSF HQ and is a direct choreographic response to Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. It explores how we are brought, and how we bring ourselves, into the world. Viewing the dance from different spots, and with self-selected audio, the audience becomes part of the creating. What do we bring and how does that influence what we see? Are we ever just bystanders, or are we always part of the narrative?