Rebecca Patek

Photo by Alex Botanik

Rebecca Patek creates performance that is a synthesis of dance, theater and comedy.  Currently she is a 2011 Movement Research Artist in Residence. She was a 2010-11 Artist in Residence at Dance Theater Workshop as part of the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program. Beginning her artistic life training in classical ballet at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she moved on to receive her BFA degree with honors in Dance from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.  Her work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, The Joyce SoHo, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Mulberry St. Theatre, The Tank, Aunts, Triskelion Arts, The LoFt, 14 Karat Cabaret, Studio 34, Fidget, The Overture Center (Madison WI), Brickyard Pond (NH), and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, among others. In 2008 she worked with Master Artist Susan Marshall as Associate Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Patek’s film collaboration, The Princess and The Vagicorn, was shown as part of Philadelphia Dance Project’s Motion Pictures 2009. She has collaborated with performers in Denmark in Live Arts Installations and Half Machine, and performed for numerous artists and choreographers including Katsura Kan, Tania Isaac, Bill T Jones, Laura Peterson, and Brigitta Herrmann.