photo by Robbie Sweeney

PAST workshop

Dancing magic and politics

Keith Hennessy

10:00am – 2:00pm
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 21, 2018
  • Single day drop-in rate is $42/day

Research and play, dancing together, in collaboration. Shared experimental practice in the blessings and crises of social relationships. Through a range of activities we'll negotiate fake and real healing, touching and not touching, intentional shifts in embodiment and perspective, post/contact, unity-in-difference, the tarot, and objects as mediums of exchange and identity. Responding to the new fascisms and the collapse of liberal coherence we will use the workshop as a ritualized political laboratory to research new forms of social practice-prayer-magic-ritual-dancing-performance-action. We’ll explore the tensions between provocation and care in both activism and art. Magic, as in witchcraft, as in working poetically in one world to influence another world.

Single day drop-in rate is $42/day.



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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...