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The state is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behavior; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently toward one another... Gustav Landauer
How do we practice new ways of being together? Queer failure, endurance shaking, ritual dying, anarchist utopia, embodied resistance… The dance studio as a laboratory for bodies, objects, feelings, ideas, performance... Inspired by queer practices, identities, activism, and utopia, we will explore dancing for the collective, dancing alone, dancing as art, dancing as protest, dancing as meditation, dancing as experience, dancing as…
Keith Hennessy (USA) the internationally acclaimed artist, is described as a performer, choreographer, teacher, activist, preacher, sex-positive mentor, and master of ceremonies. His searing, radical and award-winning interdisciplinary performances draw on dance, performance art, circus, improvisation, activism and shamanism. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for investigating political realities. Recent awards include a NY Bessie (2009), two Isadora Duncan Awards (2009), the SF Bay Guardian’s Goldie (2007) the Alpert / MacDowell Fellowship in Dance (2005) and residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, and Djerassi. Hennessy directs Zero Performance, and was a member of the collaborative performance companies: Contraband (85-94), CORE (95-98), and Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (98-02). Recent works include “Delinquent”, a work with young adults investigating juvenile crime and punishment, commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and “Crotch”, a solo performance developed at L’Arsenic in Lausanne, and presented in New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Zagreb, Liverpool, Berlin, Vienna and just recently in Poznań (during Malta 2011 festival). Keith’s teaching includes University of Dance & Circus (Stockholm), ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Touch & Play Festival (Berlin), Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen) and American Dance Festival (Durham). Hennessy is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at UC Davis.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union