Keith Hennessy by Anja Beutler 

PAST melt

Social Dancing (aka Negotiation)

Keith Hennessy

3:30pm – 6:00pm
January 9 – January 13, 2017
Studio G05 at Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand St New York, NY 10002

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Exit at Delancey Street and walk down to Grand st.

Five days of research and play in dancing together, with an/other, 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, gestures and objects. Potential tactics: observation, unison, post/contact, refusal, solidarity, companionship, endurance, swamp, and prayer. Anne Lamott suggests that prayer is “Help, Thanks, and Wow.” Responding to a neoliberal era of increasingly precarious solidarity, this class intervenes with prayer-magic-ritual-dancing-performance-action.



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Keith Hennessy

Keith Hennessy dances in and around performance. Born in northern Ontario, he lives in San Francisco since 1982 and tours internationally. His performances engage improvisation, ritual, collaboration, and protest as tools for investigating polit...