fans and friends
Believe it or not, Im trying to slow down to focus on school.
I'm at UC Davis working towards an MFA, and Im teaching too...
Nonetheless I keep doing small gigs and teaching and am scheming
some larger projects too.l
for aerialists: French rope artist (web, corde lisse) Fanny Soriano
will be teaching adv. beginner and intermediate classes at Cellspace,
Jan 7 & 8. To register, contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have no plans
for big shows in SF, partly because of school and also because Ive
been turned down by every grant I wrote this year, despite spending
over $5000 on grantwriters!
The good news
is that Ive received several offers to make work in France,
where Circo Zero and I will spend most of summer 2006.
In March 2006,
I will be making a new piece with Seth Eisen & Jules Beckman
at Les Laboratoires, an artist lab in a Paris suburb. The work,
American Tweaker, is part of a full-evening project called How To
Die, which deals with suicidal tendencies (social and personal)
in US culture. The first half of the project, SDF (Homeless) USA,
was made in 2005 with Jules Beckman at Les Subsistances, an amazing
artist space in an ancient nunnery in Lyon, France.
Keith Hennessy & Circo Zero
PERFORMANCES & TEACHING
Workshop... performance, politics, cultivating expression, cutting
February 18-19, 2006
Info: Leslie, email@example.com,
A novel by Katia Noyes
Keith MCs & performs for a gala book opening also featuring
the queerly amazing Michelle Tea, Mattilda & Daphne Gottlieb.
Friday, Sep 30
Varnish, 77 Natoma (betw 1st/2nd & Howard/Mission)
FOUNDATION 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Circo Zero performs for this awesome foundation that once funded
Keith to make The Dandy Cabaret.
Saturday, Oct 1
The Regency Center
A performance benefit for Greening of New Orleans
Keith performs (in the first hour).
3316 24th St (@ Mission)
A new play by Terrence McNally
Directed by Ed Decker.
Associate Director: Keith Hennessy
A stellar cast tells this intimate and raw story of cross-country
queer family with gay priests in love and danger.
Sep 28 Previews begin
Runs Oct 8 Nov 6
Intensive lab taught by Keith Hennessy... Training in improvisation
en route to magic, change, relationship. Earthdance is a dance retreat
center in the Berkshire Mountains of Western MA. I hear its
gorgeous, plus theres a sauna and the leaves will be turning...
Earthdance, Plainfield MA
A new dance-performance by Keith Hennessy made in collaboration
with performers Margaret Paek, Alicia Marván, Sarah Leddy,
and Amanda Waal.
Produced by Lower Left Performance Collective (San Diego) as part
of the Satellite Project which also features new works by Nina Martin,
Lionel Popkin, and The Body Cartography Project.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA
Circo Zero and CounterPULSE coproduce a one-night only aerial phantasia.
New works and rep by Emily Leap, Susan Voyticky, Keith Hennessy
and many more...
Friday, Dec 13
1310 Mission (@ 9th)
New work at UC Davis... TBA
Summer 2006 in France
Creative residencies for Circo Zeros new project Sol Niger
at Les Subsistances in Lyon and CCN in Belfort, as well as residency
at Les Laboratoires in Aubervilliers (a suburb of Paris) to make
duet performances with Jules Beckman (Homeless USA) and Seth Eisen
(American Tweaker). If any money shows up, we will be very happy
to produce these shows in the United States.
ARCHIVES for Keith Hennessy
Spring - Summer - Fall
APRIL 1-3 2005 LYON, FRANCE
Performances and research on the theme: representations of cruelty
and violence. Participating in Collective des têtes coupées,
staging works by Robert Olin Butler. I’ll be making a new
work with buddy and new daddy Jules Beckman, using the story of
a homeless man who commits suicide by laying his neck on the rail
of an approaching train, as a poetic portrait of American despair,
specifically the failed masculine America. The piece uses San Francisco’s
Street Sheet (published by the Coalition on Homelessness) for information,
inspiration and as primary materials.
APRIL 9-10 2005 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Image, Action, Performance
A workshop for dancers, performers and provocateurs. Using tools
from improvisation, composition, psyche and mass media we’ll
explore images both in performance and elsewhere. With a body-based
approach to interdisciplinary action we’ll dance in pictures,
frames, projections, and reflections.
CONTACT: Lower Left at www.lowerleft.org,
Alicia Marvan at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Karen Schaffman at email@example.com
APRIL 8-10 2005 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA
East meets West Performances
Sushi presents dance/performance works by Kathleen Hermesdorf and
APRIL 11 2005 CAL STATE SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA,
Keith showcases scenes from Chosen, screens a video of Ice Car Cage
and chats with students about art, bodies, politics, and more.
APRIL 15-17 2005 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA
Improvising Performance / Performing Improvisation
MAY 6-8 2005 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA
JUNE 26-JULY 3 2005 MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA, USA
California Witch Camp
A mystery school for feminist pagans and curious allies, deep in
the bush of Mendocino.
Keith collaborates on a team with nine articulate, embodied witches...
sharing rituals and blessing, practice and play.
JULY 3-11 2005 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
CONTACT: Eszter Gal
JULY 18-23 2005 STOLZENHAGEN, GERMANY
Ponderosa summer dance & performance camp
The Improvising Citizen. Keith facilitates 5 days of improvisation
and conversation exploring the symbiotic connections between studio
and world, personal and political, body and community.
CONTACT: Stephanie Maher
JULY 25-29 2005 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Summer Dance Festival
CONTACT: Dancers’ Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 1-13 2005 BOULDER, COLORADO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival
Poetics of Aerial Flight. Sustained Flight – Performing in
Perches. Contact Improvisation
CONTACT: Frequent Flyers: frequentflyers.org
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Keith is the movement coach for a new play commissioned for play-write
Terrence McNally, directed by Ed Decker. At the New Conservatory
Theater Center. An excellent cast.
OCTOBER 13-16 2005 PLAINFIELD, MASSACHUESETTES, USA
CONTACT and more information: www.earthdance.net