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Crotch wins a Bessie!
The 2009 The NY Dance & Performance Award
Crotch (all the Joseph Beuys references in the world cannot heal
the pain, confusion, regret, cruelty, betrayal or trauma...) (2008)
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, 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.
5min preview video of Crotch
New York Times DTW (New York), April 2009
Village Voice DTW (New York), April 2009
Miami Herald Out in the Tropics, June 2011
Crotch has been presented in Zagreb (Queer Zagreb), Minneapolis (Southern Theater), New York (DTW & American Realness @ Abrons Art Center), Vienna (Impulstanz), San Francisco (Dance Mission), Liverpool (Bluecoat), Berkeley (Shotgun's Ashby Stage), Berlin (Tanzfabrik @ Uferstudios), Miami (Out in the Tropics festival @ Colony Theater), Poznan, Poland (Malta Festival), Stolzenhagen (Ponderosa), Geneva (Grütli).
Look for Crotch at TBA festival in Portland in 2012...