Kate Mitchell is a filmmaker, director, choreographer, sculptural couture artist, collagist, and the author of Fashioning Women.
She has just completed GOLDEN, a dance film. A non-literal narrative, GOLDEN uncovers the independence, intellectual curiosity, and sexual
vibrancy hidden within a woman's domestic life. Through dance, the film
uncovers her ageless access to personal power, and affirms the surging resistance to ingrained views of women's sexual status. In all, GOLDEN is a unique alchemy- from drudgery to sparkling beauty. GOLDEN is currently scheduled to be shown at seven festivals around the U.S. and in Europe.
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Originally a contemporary dancer in New York, she later founded Kate Mitchell & Dancers in San Francisco. She has presented dance/theater performance events at ODC and SOMarts theaters, in Union Square and nearby department stores in San Francisco, including TERRAIN and Fashioning Women, a faux fashion show premiering the book of the
Mitchell's sculptural couture is currently featured in "Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing" at the San Jose (CA) Museum of Quilts and Textiles, 1/19/20-4/12/20. Other collage and couture collections have been featured in gallery shows at DZINE Gallery and the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, and the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA. A group show at the Abrams Claghorn Gallery in Berkeley, CA has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All of her works are multidimensional layerings connected by humor, introspection, irony, and passion. “Color and texture, contradictions and incongruities, beauty and strangeness, and the expressive power of the
human body all excite me. She frequently collaborates variously with cinematographers, choreographers, composers, costume designers, dancers, lighting designers, and photographers.
Mitchell is a graduate of New York’s High School of Performing Arts (now
La Guardia School of the Arts), holds a BA in American Studies cum laude from Yale University, and an MA in Dance from UCLA. SF Weekly named her a “San Francisco Mastermind” in 2010. Reviewing her book, Fashioning Women, the San Francisco Examiner wrote, “If designer Jean Paul Gaultier and feminist leader Gloria Steinem had a lovechild- wrap your head around that one for a moment- she might have turned out like Kate Mitchell."
Please help us defray the post-production costs of GOLDEN. These include
editing, colorizing, titles and credits graphics. Presented by Kate Mitchell Creative and Kate Mitchell & Dancers, the film is fiscally sponsored through Dancers' Group in San Francisco. Your gift is tax deductible. Thank you!