Kimerer L. LaMothe is a dancer, philosopher, and scholar of religion who lives on a farm in upstate New York with her life partner, one horse, two oxen, three cows, four cats, fifteen hens, and five children.
Kimerer is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Nietzsche’s Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values (Palgrave), Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies (Fordham), and her latest, Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming (Columbia).
Kimerer is also the creator of three solo dance concerts, including Genesis (2001, 2009), On Fire (2004), and The Ever-Unfolding Present (2016). For The Ever-Unfolding Present, Kimerer wrote a series of nine song-poems corresponding to the chapters of her book Why We Dance; and has since performed these song-poems at numerous conferences. With her family, she has written, directed, and performed in six variety style concerts.
In 2016-17, inspired by the Broadway hit Hamilton, Kimerer wrote the books, lyrics, and music for a full-length original musical, Happy If Happy When, which premiered in July 2017. This musical loosely tells the story of her family’s move to the farm. It is about a family becoming a family, performed by the family.
Kimerer earned a PhD from Harvard University; taught at Brown and Harvard Universities for six years; and has received fellowships for her work in dance and religion from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Center for the Study of World Religions, both of Harvard University, and the Lower Regional Adirondack Arts Council.
For more information and a full list of her publications, please visit: www.vitalartsmedia.com/write.html