Kathryn Nusa Logan is a collaborative and interdisciplinary artist and dance educator who utilizes experimental art practices to explore perspective, lineages, and environment. Her current research is an investigation of collaborative dance with the camera, acts of agreement in improvisation, and genre-specific expectations of viewership. Through this work she seeks to interrogate the dominant gaze by engaging in new, somatic-based practices of looking and interacting with cameras. Kathryn holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is recently received her MFA from The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance, where she is currently a Lecturer, teaching Improvisation and Contemporary Dance Practice.
Kathryn’s work spans many genres, including contemporary dance, performance art, dance for the screen, video art, music composition for dance, songwriting, sound design, and poetry. Under the name of her solo songwriting project, Lanusa, she has recorded three albums and performed across the U.S. ongoing collaboration with dance and video partner Katy Gilmore under the project name Logan Company, has produced dozens of short films, performances and video installations.
Kathryn teaches ballet and contemporary dance technique (influenced by prolonged work with techniques including Cunningham, Limón, Skinner Release, Susan Klein and Bartenieff Fundamentals), contemporary dance composition, improvisation, somatic practice, screendance, interdisciplinary composition, and yoga. Her teaching is focused around equity, anatomical alignment, clarifying bodymapping, and personal investigation.