Katie Gately: Waltz
Waltz is one part music video, and one part dance film, described as a Neo-gothic mini film by Fact Magazine, and a powerful portrait of the composer, Katie Gately, also starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, directed by Samantha Shay.
Waltz emerges off Gately’s forthcoming album Loom, in dedication to Katie’s mother who passed away from an aggressive form of cancer. The song Waltz itself came about after spending an entire day listening to Gately’s mother’s favorite artist, Leonard Cohen’s track Take this Waltz on repeat. This short film is a feverish duet, rotating around death, shot in an abandoned convent in Brooklyn NY, where Gately grew up. This film is for anyone who has wanted to spin into a circle until the ceiling became the floor.