An evening of research and play: dancing together, in collaboration. Shared experimental practice in the blessings and crises of social relationships. Through a range of mostly (but not only) duet activities we’ll negotiate improvisation and composition, touching and not touching, meaning and perspective, speed and space, unity-in-difference, beings and objects.
WORKSHOP DATES: Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
LOCATION: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF, CA 94102
ARTIST BIO: Keith Hennessy was born in a mining town in Northern Ontario, Canada, lives in San Francisco, and works regularly in Europe. He is an award-winning performer, choreographer, teacher and organizer. Hennessy directs Circo Zero, a laboratory for live performance that plays with genre and expectation. Rooted in dance, Hennessy’s work embodies a unique hybrid of performance art, music, visual and conceptual art, circus, and ritual. Hennessy was a member of Sara Shelton Mann’s legendary Contraband (85-94), as well as the collaborative performance companies CORE (95-98) and the France-based Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (98-02). Hennessy is a co-founder of 848 Community Space/CounterPulse, a thriving performance and culture space in San Francisco. Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2017), The United States Artist Kjenner Fellowship (2012), a Bilinski Fellowship (2011), a NY Bessie (2009) for Crotch, two Isadora Duncan Awards (2009), a Goldie (2007) and the Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship in Dance (2005). Hennessy has an MFA in Choreography and a PhD in Performance Studies from UC Davis.
[Cover photo by Wolfgang Hilse]