American Realness

Keith Hennessy

Turbulence (a dance about the economy)

FRI JAN 11 . 8:30 PM
SAT JAN 12 . 2:30 PM
SUN JAN 13 . 8:30 PM

Run time: 40 minutes

466 Grand Street

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. A collaborative creation, the work is a bodily response to economic crisis; an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening and political theater. Instigated before Occupy, and engaging questions of debt, value and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement.

Turbulence was created and will be performed by Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, RuairĂ­ O’Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Jassem Hindi, and Keith Hennessy. Guest performers for American Realness include Ishmael Houston-Jones (NY), Anna Martine Whitehead (LA), and Keyon Gaskin (Portland).

Co-production: CounterPULSE, Regards et Mouvements (France), Circo Zero. Turbulence was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding includes Zellerbach Family Foundation, the New Stages in Dance grant, and the SF Arts Commission OPG.