Keith Hennessy by Anja Beutler 

PAST melt

Social Dancing (aka Negotiation)

Keith Hennessy

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3:30pm – 6:00pm
January 9 – January 13, 2017
$150
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 is a performer, choreographer, teacher, writer and activist. Born in Sudbury Canada, he lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for ...
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