In July and August 2011 Katie was commissioned to create a new outdoor work for 14 dancers for the SO Festival 2011 in Skegness (UK) and the Passage Festival in Helsingborg (Sweden) and Helsinore (Denmark).
The new work, Moving Colour, was part of the Igniting Ambition programme in the East Midlands and therefore a Cultural Olympiad project. Moving Colour consisted of a series of four shorter pieces performed as a dance relay for the audience to follow. The movement for the piece drew from sporting imagery and the Olympic values, as well as the spirit of collaboration represented by the commission itself, bringing together dancers from Sweden and the UK in a celebration of the new links being forged between the SO Festival and Dunkers kulturhus in Helsingborg.
From the UK: James Bartley, Sarah Butler, Rachel Farrer, Victoria Hammond, Carl Harrison, Lucy Rowland, Stephanie Smith, Alice Vale
From Sweden: Elin Ersson, Clara Johansson, Melanie Kajanne Kallstrom, Moa Nordin, Jenny Shike, Tanja Svensson
Composer: Max Perryment
Costume design: Laura Burrows, Amy Hood, Gemma Handford and Laura Hayward