About This Artist
2011 Artist in Residence
Kegan Marling is a performer, artist and arts-administrator from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kegan has been performing for the past 20 years with artists including Scott Wells, Della Davidson, Lea Anderson, Nigel Charnock and Jane Schnorrenberg. Marling was the co-director of the Renaud-Wilson Dance Festival and has served on the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee, Dance/USA’s national task force on Emerging Leaders, the San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals Group, and has served on arts panels including the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. He is Program Director at Dancers’ Group, and a collaborating artist with the MuseMapWalk think-tank and Della Davidson’s Sideshow Physical Theatre.
Photographer: David Papas, www.papas.com
Performing Thursday-Sunday, March 31-April 3, 8pm
Jump ship mid way
Grown up. It’s what we become once we take on a certain degree of social responsibility – for a partner (marriage), a child (parenthood) or a community (military duty). But for many queer youth, there can be many obstacles to obtaining this cultural acceptance. We grow into an understanding of how the world works with few models of how to transition from gay youth to gay adult to gay elder. Or what it even means to be a “gay adult.” Jump ship mid way imagines some of the unique paths to community acceptance navigated by gay men, and some of the traps and treasures of a queer community which frequently elevates youth and which is uncertain of a need for “adulthood.”
Cast: James Graham, Kegan Marling, Mica Sigourney, Nol Simonse
Kegan Marling will be performing Jump ship mid way as a double bill with Dandelion Dancetheater.
March 29, 2011
I’ve never felt I fit in with what I believed was THE gay community, a culture that seemed to be marked by an ease and openness around sex that I did not possess. I’ve always felt a tension between the family-oriented grown-up part of me and this coy inner-child navigating an overtly sexual community. Over […]
March 14, 2011
I’ve often thought about what it means to come home to someone. When you come home to someone, there’s comfort and consistency. A dog’s tail wagging, rich smells from the kitchen and maybe a kid slamming the screen door to escape outside into the air and wilderness and unknown. But coming home feels like too […]
March 10, 2011
February 12, 2011
I feel half gay. Not sexually that is… I’m not bisexual or sexually confused. I’m clearly hot for men. I just feel culturally half gay. Like somehow I’ve inherited or learned only a part of the culture, but not actually enough to pass a thorough inspection. If I was to try to board a plane […]