Performance works


FREEDOM (2011) – Z Space, SF


Perfect lies and troubling truths intertwine as media-created monster narratives are cut to pieces and put back together, forming a river of new logic around the stories of Osama Bin Laden, childhood sexuality, racial phenotype, Eric Harris and the Columbine School shooting, and the process of waiting out a nasty storm. FREEDOM sprawls out on the grass and re-narrates those that have been choked out of existence by contemporary moral panic and  cyclical xenophobia.

Choreographed and Directed by: Jesse Hewit | Performance/Co-Collaboration by: Melecio Estrella, Jesse Hewit, Evan Johnson, Shawnrey Notto, and Loren Robertson | Live Music and Sound Design: Robbie Beahrs | Additional Music by: Mariah Carey | Lighting Design: Jerry Lee | Costume Design: Dia Dear | Stage Management: Cara De Fabio | Project Management: Kathryn Cole


Freedom (2011) – excerpts from Jesse Hewit on Vimeo.


Choreographer and Movement Research – Critical Conversation’s Editor, Milka Djordjevich, sits down with San Francisco-based artist and performer, Jesse Hewit, before his upcoming performance, Freedom, as a part of a shared evening with fellow Bay Area choreographer, Laura Arrington. Their shared evening, The Dog Show,takes place at Z Space in San Francisco, December 8-11, 2011. They discuss Hewit’s creative process, dance making insecurities, and the many meanings collaboration takes in artistic development. – See complete interview here


Support from Z Space Technical Residency, Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, and The New Stages for Dance Award


/cover photo by Robbie Sweeny