Abstract

Abstract:

SINK is 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 massive refugee crises all over the world, the bombing of a Sufi mosque 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. Yes, it's too much. Almost everything. Sink features poetic texts, contemplative dances, dark satire, plaintive chanting, re-processed nazi music, and an aerial dance. The performance is an intimate and confrontational portrait of the current era through the embodied perspective of a middle aged, white, gay male artist.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1920-941X
Print ISSN
0315-0836
Pages
pp. 63-72
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-30
Open Access
No
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