Dissonant and harmonious in equal measure, a cacophony of choreography in four parts.

Black Heart captured the dark side of creating and rehearsing dance; self-doubt, jealousy, rejection, pain, and disappointment all came to play. The layers of the piece were carefully juxtaposed, little stories and relationships emerging on the sidelines while the dancers on the floor stuck to their emotionless routines.

Ciara McCormack, Seattle Dances

This piece, oh this piece, moved me in ways I was not ready for and brought out emotions I was not prepared to show and it was glorious! Ms. Wallich’s movement in this piece was dark, tumultuous and at times, heart wrenching!

Michele Solano, Thus Spoke Lady M

Seattle’s Kate Wallich, whose early works created tight, organic networks out of her dancers, seems in her latest piece, “Black Heart,” to have atomized her prior choreographic tactics. At times in “Heart,” it’s as if three or four entirely different works are happening at once.

Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times


May 29, 2015
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center


Kate Wallich


Original composition by Aaron Otheim


Black Magenta


Michael Mazzola