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Aug 20th 2018 , 08:00 – Aug 25th 2018 , 08:00
getting into the work – Dance workshop and performance festival
2018 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
invited artist – K E I T H H E N N E S S Y
Workshop: 20 – 23 August, 10:00-16:00h
Performance: SINK (Variations) 25. August 20H
Workshop including performance ticket: 180€
Supporter Price: 220€
Performance Ticket: 12€ reduced /15€ normal
S I N K
An intimate solo of rants, dance, and chants by Keith Hennessy
Sink’s approach to current politics waivers between punk and contemplative, transformative and fucked. Loneliness, a lifejacket, a white man, a shadow dance, a long angry sad song, and love, suspended. The performance is an embodied response to the current political, economic, and social shifts that have produced not only Trump and Brexit, Erdogan and Duterte, but also the bombing of a Sufi temple in Sinai, the repeated killing of journalists in Mexico, increased visibility of the neo-fascist right in the US and abroad, and the mass shootings in Charleston, Parkland, and Las Vegas. Sink features poetic texts, contemplative dances, dark satire, plaintive chanting, re-processed nazi music, and an aerial dance. An intimate and confrontational portrait of the current era through the embodied perspective of a middle aged, white, gay male artist.
“There is something queer about Sink, a political purge in heels, a ritualized communal healing, a street-smart shamanic journey… Sink is unsinkable, heavy in content and reality, buoyantly hopeful in its alchemy.” – David Moreno, Culture Vulture.
Trailer SINK: https://vimeo.com/265302069
Keith Hennessy was born in a mining town in Northern Ontario, Canada, lives in San Francisco, and tours internationally. 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’s awards include the Sui Generis Award (2017), Guggenheim Fellowship (2017), United States Artist Kjenner Fellowship (2012), a Bilinski Fellowship (2011), a NY Bessie (2009) for Crotch, Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (1998, 2000, 2009) for performance, dance activism, and visual design, a Goldie (2007) and the Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship in Dance (2005). Keith’s 2016-17 collaborators include Peaches, Meg Stuart, Scott Wells, Jassem Hindi, J Jha, Annie Danger, Gerald Cassel, and the collaboratives Blank Map and Turbulence. Keith’s recent teaching in universities, independent studios, and festivals includes VAC Foundation (Moscow), Ponderosa (Germany), FRESH (SF), HZT (Berlin), Movement Research (NYC), Impulstanz (Vienna), Portland State University, Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam), St. Mary’s, and Warsaw Flow International CI Festival. Keith’s writings have been published in Contact Quarterly, Movement Research Journal, Performance Research (UK), Society of Dance History Scholars Journal, Dance Theatre Journal (UK), SF MOMA’s Open Space, Itch, Front, and In Dance.