April 20, 2009

CROTCH - Keith Hennessy in NY




Here are links to reviews in the NY Times, Village Voice, and my buddy Don Shewey's blog. After too many tries, 2 of the links aren't working so you'll have to copy and paste. Sorry.

Claudia LaRocco, New York Times
Dance Review | Melanie Maar and Keith Hennessy: A Choreographer Creates Special Ties to the Crowd
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/arts/dance/04zero.html

Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice
http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-04-08/dance/no-mie-lafrance-melanie-maar-and-keith-hennessy-inscribe-the-body/


donshewey.com
http://donshewey.com/perfblog/2009/blog_10.html



Crotch (all the Joseph Beuys references in the world cannot heal the pain, confusion, regret, cruelty, betrayal or trauma…)
April 2-4, 2009
Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Crotch references the images and actions of artist Joseph Beuys. On the surface the work is about art, its histories and heroes. Deeper, a sadness grows, a queer melancholy. A song, a dance, a lecture, an image. Talking to the dead. Chaos through Play becomes Form.

Performance & installation by Keith Hennessy
Music: Emmy Lou Harris, Craig Armstrong, Teddy Thompson, Down River, Nirvana
Crotch was developed at Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen Germany) in 2007 and was commissioned/presented at L’Arsenic (Lausanne Switz) in 2008.

Crotch was presented in San Francisco in January 2010 as part of A Queer 20th Anniversary celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hennessy's coming out solo performance Saliva. Additional performances include: Impulstanz (Vienna), The Southern (Minneapolis), Bluecoat (Liverpool), and Queer Zagreb.

3 comments:

wasswasswass said...

Is "Crotch" going to make an appearance here? Or did happen already and I missed it?

Keith Hennessy said...

hey andy and everyone - keep your panties on until January 2010 when Crotch comes to San Francisco. Can't wait to share it with y'all as part of A Queer 20th Anniversary.

anu said...

Just to say: I am very touched by your work... Thank you. Haven't seen it live, just a recording, but it still left me very moved and inspired...

Was wondering if you were teaching this year anywhere in Europe apart from Ponderosa? I would like to meet you personally.

All the best!