Hole Dance Films co-founders

Carrie Noel Richer, Co-Founder and Director


Carrie Richer, Co-Founder of HDF

Carrie Noel Richer is a dancer and filmmaker. She graduated from Bates College with a BA in Dance and Anthropology.  Richer earned an MFA in Film at San Francisco State University. Carrie co-founded Hole Dance Films, a dance film production company, with Kate Kosharek in 2008 in pursuit of exploring the new genre of dance film as a director, screenplay writer, editor and producer.  Since then, Hole Dance Films has screened work in many local, national and international film festivals. She performed with Contemporary Dance Wyoming under the direction of Babs Case from 2008 – 2015 and has created genre-bending work since 2001. Currently, Carrie is the Creative Initiatives Coordinator at the Center for the Arts in Jackson where she manages art exhibitions throughout campus, the Creative in Residence program and Collaborative Programming.  Carrie was awarded the 2010 artist fellowship in Film through the Wyoming Arts Council as well as a 2010 and 2013 WAC Individual Professional Development Grant. She thrives within any interdisciplinary process, is a badass producer for other artist’s work and plays hard in the great outdoors with her family in her free time.

Kate W. Kosharek dances in Elusive Stranger at the Gowanus Guest Room photo: D Kumin

Kate W. Kosharek, Choreographer

Kate W. Kosharek received her BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2005 and currently resides in Jackson, WY where she works at Dancers’ Workshop as a choreographer, teacher and performer. Through DW’s outreach program, Kate has taught creative movement and dance technique throughout Wyoming. Kate has performed with Contemporary Dance Wyoming, Wild Space Dance Company, and in works by Heidi Latsky, Zvi Gotheiner, Susan Marshall, Elisa Monte, Alan Sener, Shouze Ma, and Bella Lewitsky. Kate has choreographed several stage productions and has an extensive background in site-specific performance. Intrigued by the collaborative process, Kate has worked with musicians, filmmakers, poets and visual artists in her dance making. In 2008, Kate co-founded Hole Dance Films with Carrie Noel Richer, creating films such as Blue’s not the word…, Winter Migration, and An After Dinner Drink. Hole Dance Films’ work has been screened extensively both in the USA and internationally. Kate has been awarded grants through the Wyoming Arts Council for individual professional development and through the Cultural Council of Jackson.


3 responses

20 09 2009
Bill Westerlund

The resumes continue to build.
I like the photos which apparently (?) have nothing to do with dance.

4 08 2010
Chris Palmer

I love the photos of Carrie and Kate! Beautiful!

16 05 2012
lets get visceral : JH Culture Front

[…] a comment is so good I have to re-post it as a post in itself. Here is Carrie Richer commenting on “Public Art at Residue.” Dancer/filmmaker Richer is the co-director of […]

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