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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero Turbulence (a dance about the economy)






Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero

Turbulence (a dance about the economy)


Oct 4 – 6 at 7:30pm


New York, NY, September 7, 2012 – New York Live Arts will present Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero’s work Turbulence (a dance about the economy) from October 4 - 6 at 7:30pm. A collaborative work, Turbulence is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening and political theater.Performances will take place at New York Live Arts’ Bessie Schönberg Theater. Come Early Conversations and Stay Late Discussions will also be featured for two shows (see complete schedule below).

A bodily response to economic crisis, Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. Instigated before Occupy, and engaging questions of debt, value and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement. Featured performers include Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jassem Hindi, Jesse Hewit, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Hana Erdman, Gabriel Todd, Ruairí Donovan, Empress Jupiter, Keith Hennessy and NY guests Ishmael Houston-Jones, AK Burns, Dana Michel.


Tickets are 0 and may be purchased online at tickets.newyorklivearts.org, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.


Turbulence (a dance about the economy) is made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts through its 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. Further support for this project is given by the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program.


Turbulence is co-commissioned by CounterPULSE and Regards et Mouvements with additional funding from Zellerbach Family Foundation, New Stages in Dance, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.


Listing info:

Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero Turbulence (a dance about the economy)

Oct 4 - 6 at 7:30pm

Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York Live Arts

Tickets; 0

T: 212-924-0077 | www.newyorklivearts.org

219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Box Office hours:

Monday – Friday 1 - 9pm | Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm


Schedule of Related Humanities Events:
Oct 4 at 6:30
 Come Early Conversation: Resistance (a conversation about the economy)

with Any Whitaker, author of Museum Legs


Oct 5 Stay Late Discussion: Creating “Turbulence,” Keith Hennessy in dialogue

with Carla Peterson


About The Artist:

Keith Hennessy
Keith Hennessy is a performer, choreographer, teacher and organizer. He was born in Canada, lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for investigating political realities and social movement. Recent awards include a Bilinski Fellowship (2011), a NY Bessie (2009), two Isadora Duncan Awards (2009), and the SF Bay Guardian’s Goldie (2007). Hennessy directs CIRCO ZERO and was a member of the collaborative performance companies: Contraband (85-94), CORE (95-98), and Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (98-02). Recent works include Negotiate, created in Dakar with dancers from Senegal, Togo and RDCongo, Turbulence (a dance about the economy) funded by the National Dance Project, Auf den Tisch! with Meg Stuart, Almost an open improvisation with Paris-based sound artist Jassem Hindi, and Crotch, a solo performance developed at L’Arsenic in Lausanne, and presented across the US and in six European countries. Keith’s recent teaching includes Impulstanz (Vienna), University of California (Davis), Touch & Play Festival (Berlin), Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Kiev Festival of Improvisation, University of Dance & Circus (Stockholm), and Movement Research (NYC). He has an MFA in Choreography and is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at UC Davis.






New York Live Arts is a reserved seating house. 

FEE-FREE tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office at 212-924-0077 
and will be available online at newyorklivearts.org.


New York Live Arts Members, Associated Artists, Students, and Seniors are eligible for 
20% discounts to theater performances. 

All Access Season Passes available for 50.


Box Office hours: 
Monday – Friday 1 - 9pm and Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm.

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at New York Live Arts located at 
219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.



New York Live Arts strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation’s dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating. In addition to our deep commitment to individual artists at all stages of their careers, we strive to create rich, meaningful experiences for our audiences by engaging them in ways that are intimate and thought-provoking. With our audience, we seek to become a place for dance that is vital to the fabric of social and cultural life in New York, the United States and beyond.

Formed in February 2011 by a merger of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts is a re-imagining of the legacies of these two extraordinary organizations. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street in New York City and is led by Bill T. Jones as Executive Artistic Director, Carla Peterson as Artistic Director, and Jean Davidson as Executive Director and CEO.www.newyorklivearts.org

Funding Support

Major support for New York Live Arts is provided by: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Con Edison, The Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Japan Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation, MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, MetLife Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Shubert Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Scherman Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.  New York Live Arts is supported by public funds administered by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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