I consider myself to be a communicator, a consideration borne out by both audience reaction and critical comment. Foremost in my work is the transmission of ideas and sensitivities through movement; choreography. My works as of late are a collection of stories, of sensual knowing, and of issues both personal and global.
Although I do not hesitate to approach serious, and sometimes dark themes, I describe myself as “an optimistic realist”. That very optimism invites audiences to learn and feel enlightened rather than burdened. I seek honesty in movement and all aspects of life and consequently see myself as a spokesperson for "the common person." There is no proselytizing or coercion, only the honest and uplifting communication of ideas. Because my ideas and my works are gathered from years of observation of human nature and events, and because experimentation with human movement is informative, performances by Kista Tucker Insights are described as being balanced, powerful, and insightful.
Kista Tucker (MA, MFA, CMA, RSMT) has performed and presented her work via Kista Tucker Insights (AKA: Kista Tucker Dance, Inc.) and as a solo artist throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. She has a wide range of performance experiences, from a major role in Kurt Jooss' The Green Table to Tucker's own Fractured. She produced Randolph County, an evening length David Lynch Project, and is in the throws of a new evening length work for herself and the company. She received over $36,500.00 toward creating and touring a choreographic project based on the Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Washington, DC.
Tucker is a member of the Laban Institute of Movement Studies Conference Committee and was elected to two terms on the CORD Board of Directors. She will be adjudicating for ACDA in the Spring. She has taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, The Ohio State University, Sam Houston State University, The University of South Florida, and the State University of New York, Brockport. Tucker has presented her work for LIMS, IADMS, ISMETA, CORD, ACDFA, NDEO, and other organizations.
She conducts workshops, acts in the capacity of Guest Artist within universities and other institutions, is currently working on publishing her first novel, is enjoying painting (see "Tulips" above), and is writing about her KT Warm-Ups. She has received numerous awards and commissions.
You know that's an old photo of me, don't you?