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PAST melt

Social Dancing (aka Negotiation)

Keith Hennessy

3:30pm – 6:00pm
January 9, 2017

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...