An intimate solo of rants, dance, and chants by Keith Hennessy
Sink’s approach to current politics waivers between punk and contemplative, transformative and fucked. Loneliness, a lifejacket, a white man, a shadow dance, a long angry sad song, and love, suspended.
The performance is an embodied response to the current political, economic, and social shifts that have produced not only Trump and Brexit, Erdogan and Duterte, but also the bombing of a Sufi temple in Sinai, the repeated killing of journalists in Mexico, increased visibility of the neo-fascist right in the US and abroad, and the mass shootings in Charleston, Parkland, and Las Vegas.
Sink features poetic texts, contemplative dances, dark satire, plaintive chanting, re-processed nazi music, and an aerial dance. An intimate and confrontational portrait of the current era through the embodied perspective of a middle aged, white, gay male artist.
Choreography, performance, text, visuals: Keith Hennessy
Music: new and old compositions by Marc Kate, with additional songs by Sylvester and Terry Callier
Costumes: Jack Davis, Nadine Jessen, Keith Hennessy
Guest dancer: Aaron Perlstein
Light design: Beth Hersh in collaboration with Grisel Torres and Keith Hennessy
Production Manager: Alley Wilde
Footage from December 2017 premiere at The Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco
More information: circozero.org/sink