Photo credit Michael Rauner

Keith Hennessy

Dancer, choreographer, and performance artist Keith Hennessy stages his work in theaters and at protests, fusing performance art with community activism while often breaking the barrier between audience and performer. His works combine dance with speaking, dancing, and visual imagery, and they frequently address AIDS, race, and political injustices. Hennessy has founded several performance collaboratives, including ZERO PERFORMANCE, and has received many honors, including a Bessie Award for Crotch (2009) as well as several Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (1999, 2000, 2009).

Crotch (all the Joseph Beuys references in the world...), 2009; photo credit Yi-Chun Wu