Turbulence (a dance about the economy)

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) instigated by Keith Hennessy (2012-present)


TBA:12, Portland/YBCA, SF/Velocity Dance Center, Seattle/New York Live Arts, NY/American Realness, NY/Donaufestival, Krems/Theater Der Welt, Manheim/HAU, Berlin/ongoing


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 an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening, and political theater; it is a bodily response to economic crisis. Instigated before Occupy and engaging questions of debt, value, and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of global movement for economic justice.


Created and performed by: Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, Ruairí Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Jassem Hindi, Keyon Gaskin, Keith Hennessy


Video excerpts of New York Live Arts Performance (Fall 2012)


Turbulence @ NYLA, Oct 6 2012, 5′ continuous from Zero Performance/Keith Hennessy on Vimeo.


/cover photo by Robbie Sweeny