KaSt Dance Company

“this is dance that moves and engages: dynamic, musical, visceral and performed with an irresistible honesty and commitment that reach into the auditorium.” Joan Cleville

KaSt’s style is fresh, accessible and very physical. The works are powerful yet simple, easy to understand with universally relevant themes and will be attractive to a wide range of audiences.


Current Repertoire available for touring

KaSt is touring Scotland and the UK throughout 2015, and can offer a mixed bill from their repertoire, plus a tailored education programme.

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Who We Are/Who Are We?

Who We Are/Who Are We? introduces KaSt while exploring the idea of identity; how the dancers find their ground by taking risks, trusting, and challenging each other. It’s a fun duet which draws on the relationship between the dancers and juxtaposes their individual styles, with a sense of playfulness. Choreographed and performed by Steven Martin and Katie Milroy.

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One Night

One Night is the story of a life-changing relationship, told through live music, highly physical movement vocabulary and intricate contact work. The visceral movement language tells the story of these men together and as individuals, replaying their raw emotional journey in front of the audience. The duet is broken into sections by a performer singing alone at a microphone with aguitar, showing the vulnerable cracks in the relationship and giving the audience another way to connect to the performers. Choreographed by Steven Martin. Dancers: Steven Martin and Joel Wilson.

Tête ­à ­Tête

Choreographed by Steven Martin. Dancers: Michaela Gebremedhin Wate and Joel Wilson.

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Jigsaw

Choreographed by Katie Milroy. Dancers: Lawrence Gorringe, Ailish Maher, Christina Reed­Richards, Steven Martin, Michaela Gebremedhin Wate and Joel Wilson.


Touring Programme Options

KaSt can present a programme tailored to your venue and audiences, they offer a full programme with the group work and duets, a selection of duets, or are happy to form part of mixed bills.

Participatory Options and Residency Packages

KaSt can offer education packages including workshops for various age groups and residencies with youth groups to create curtain raiser performances.

Further information / booking

Please contact Jennifer Phillips. Tel: 07863 029333 Email: jenniferkphillips@outlook.com


About KaSt Dance Company

KaSt Dance Company is based in Aberdeen, and led by joint Artistic Directors, Steven Martin and Katie Milroy. The company were the first professional company in residence at Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen.

Steven Martin trained at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and undertook an apprenticeship with Scottish Dance Theatre. He performed in ‘Sorry for the missiles’ by Vanessa Haska, ‘Dog’ by Hofesh Shechter and Liv Lorent’s ‘Tenderhook’ and ‘Luxuria’. He joined Retina in 2009, performing in Antipode, Relative Danger, La Lutte, Layers of Skin and Corporalis. He teaches regularly for the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Dundee Rep Theatre.

Katie Milroy trained at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and has danced with Ruth Mills, Errol White and Retina Dance Company. Choreographic awards include ‘Dot Dot Dash’ commission for DanceLive and a Made in Aberdeen artists bursary to develop a new work in collaboration with visual artist Anna Shirron. Katie currently leads Elementz Community Dance Company in Aberdeen and Dalraida Youth Company.

Photos by Sid Scott – See Imagine Define

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