Wie sieht Tanz von der West Coast aus? Er ist ironisch, queer und kritisch. Keith Hennessys Solo Crotch erfüllt all diese Kriterien. Und nicht ohne Grund taucht die berühmte Maske aus dem US-Horrorfilm Scream auf. Die Parodie ist die Heilsamste unter den vielen Möglichkeiten, Referenzen herzustellen, und so zitiert Hennessy erfrischend respektlos auch das Beuyssche Fetteck ... .
Crotch references the images and actions of artist Joseph Beuys. On the surface the work is about art, its histories and hoeros. Deeper, a sadness grows, a queer melancholy.
Crotch was awarded a 2009 Bessie, the NY Dance & Performance Award.
Crotch was developed at Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen Germany) in 2007 and was commissioned and presented at LÊ¼Arsenic (Lausanne Switz) in 2008. It has also been presented in Vienna (Impulstanz), San Francisco (Dance Mission), Minneapolis (The Southern Theater), New York (Dance Theater Workshop), Zagreb (Queer Zagreb), Liverpool UK (Bluecoat Performance Space), Berlin(Tanzfabrik), Berkeley(ShotgunÊ¼s Ashby Stage) and American Realness Festival NY (Abrons Art Center).
On October 18, 2010, New York City Dance and Performance Awards in his award winning acceptance speech he thanked all the people who had supported him and in the very end he thanked his exlover who had left him because if he had not left him he would not have felt the intensity of feelings that inspired him...
„an outré, charged solo“ NY TIMES
„Hennesy is among the artists whose contributions have helped form the size, shape, and feel of art and
life in the Bay Area. He`s brutally honest, passionate, sometimes overbearing and worth seeing for all
those reasons.“ J.H.Tompkins, SF Bay Guardian
“Crotch is ultimately about ritual and healing through daringly intimate
human connection." Minneapolis Star Tribune
(Quelle: tanz hoch zwei Abendzettel)