With an assist from the beautiful visual designs of Orit Ben-Shitrit, only overshadowed by the raw athleticism of Corby’s dancers, In Whole or in Part is a well-crafted, well-executed exploration of human impulses.
-Matthew de La Pena, Time Out Chicago (9/15/12) (Review of In Whole or in Part)
This excerpt consists of several sharply defined sequences in which a gesture speeds up, becomes more abstract, and takes on a life of its own. Wiping the face slowly with one hand, for instance, turns into furiously windmilling arms, while the dancers glance at each other as if to say: how did we get here?
-Laura Molzahn, SeeChicagoDance.com (7/8/12) (Review of an excerpt of Passing)
Kate Corby's In Whole or in Part was compelling as it explored themes of genocide and empathy with both rawness and beauty. Corby's intelligence and the work she creates in collaboration with her dancers make her a force to be reckoned with at a national level.
-Katie Reiser, Isthmus (12/29/11) (Isthmus critics rate the Year in Madison Culture)
Relentless currents of human tension ... edgy mystery ... visually lush and true to Corby's intent.
-Susan Kepecs, Dance Magazine (10/13/11) (Review of In Whole or in Part)
In the three years since she joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department (back when it was just a dance “program”), assistant professor Kate Corby has proved herself willing to take risks.
-Lindsay Christians, 77 Square (10/14/11) (Review of In Whole or in Part)
She (Corby) is intelligent, curious and ambitious — in a particularly polite, Midwestern way that draws people into her orbit. She is helping to shape a new generation of dancers, dance educators and choreographers while continuing to develop original modern dance works.
-Katie Reiser, Isthmus (9/29/11) (Feature)
Her work isn’t political or academic. She never wags her finger; in fact she implicates the audience, digging for the root of atrocities in the human soul.
-Laura Molzahn, SeeChicagoDance.com (5/7/11) (Review of Catch - Kate Corby & Dancers at Links Hall)
It’s hard to imagine this smart, committed choreographer—whose half-funny, half-menacing trio Go wowed the crowd last summer at the A.W.A.R.D. Show!—doing something truly lightweight...Expect this excellent fringe-y company to take Wrigleyville global.
-Laura Molzahn, WBEZ91.5 (5/5/11) (Preview of Catch - Kate Corby & Dancers at Links Hall)
Rapid-fire timing and complex exchanges give her (Corby) ensemble works the zing of a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.
-Zachary Whittenburg, Dance Magazine (4/11) (Feature)
Manifold, an evening of mostly new works by Kate Corby & Dancers, confronts the audience with expectations about what dance should look like, sound like, even feel like.
-Lindsay Christians, 77 Square (10/08/10) (Review of Manifold)
Compelling ... they inhabit and create their own world, one full of gestured conflict and impish daring, a defiance for a spell they aim at the audience. Corby's movement keeps you guessing and pulls you in.
Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune (7/30/10) (Review of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010:Chicago)
With its strong structure, unusual movement, and half-menacing, half-humorous air, Go creates its own strange world.
-Laura Molzahn, SeeChicagoDance.com (7/31/10) (Review of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010:Chicago)
Time Out Chicago, "In Whole or in Part/Dance Review," Matthew de la Pena. (9/15/12)
Newcity Stage, "Acts of Aggression:Kate Corby Dances About Genocide," Sharon Hoyer. (9/12/12)
Seechicagodance.com, "Dance Union: Salon Solarium," Laura Molzahn. (7/8/12)
Chicago Reader, "Dance Critic's Choice: Salon Solarium has choreographers moving toward the light," Laura Molzahn. (7/3/12)
Isthmus, "Arts 2011: Isthmus critics rate the year in Madison culture," (12/29/11)
Dance Magazine, "Kate Corby & Dancers," Susan Kepecs. (10/13/11)
Madison.com, "Kate Corby's 'In Whole' dances toward death," Lindsay Christians. (10/14/11)
Isthmus, "Mover and shaker," Katie Reiser. (9/29/11)
Seechicagodance.com, "Kate Corby at Links Hall," Laura Molzahn. (5/7/11)
WBEZ91.5, "Working for the Weekend: Critics’ picks for 5/6-5/8," Laura Molzahn. (5/5/11)
Dance Magazine, "Taking Off," Zachary Whittenburg. (04/11)
77 Square, "'Manifold' Offers Many Definitions of Dance," Lindsay Christians. (10/8/10)
Isthmus.com, "Kate Corby & Dancers Explore Power, Brutality in Manifold on Lathrop Hall Stage," Katie Reiser. (10/8/10)
Chicagotribune.com, "In This Competition Dancers are Stars," Sid Smith. (7/30/10)
Seechicagodance.com, "The A.W.A.R.D. Show!: 2010," Laura Molzahn. (7/31/10)