20:00 THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER, STORE CARL, DANSEHALLERNE
On the surface “Crotch” is about art, its histories and heroes. Deeper, a sadness grows, a queer melancholy. A song, a dance, a lecture, talking to the dead. Moving across a stage full of sculptures, Hennessy references the images and actions of the legendary artist Joseph Beuys, embodying his shamanic beliefs and channeling this mythic figure. True to Beuys’ legacy and Hennessy’s improvisational practice, Chaos through Play becomes Form.
Keith Hennessy’s work is both spectacle and anti-spectacle. In Crotch (all the Joseph Beuys references…) he magically manages to blur the line between intimacy and entertainment by placing a personal melancholy into a broader, common context.
Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Dramaturge of WAW
Keith Hennessy is an award-winning performer, choreographer, teacher, and organizer. Hennessy directs Circo Zero, a laboratory for live performance that defies genre and expectation. Rooted in dance, Hennessy’s work embodies a unique hybrid of performance art, music, visual and conceptual art, circus, and ritual. His work is featured in several books and documentaries, including How To Make Dances in an Epidemic (David Gere, Univ of Wisconsin: 2004), Gay Ideas (Richard Mohr, Beacon: 1992), and Dancers in Exile (RAPT Productions, 2000).