Circo Zero, Winter Circle X, 2018; photo: KaliMa Amilak

de(composition): A Workshop with Keith Hennessy

Tuesdays, March 5–26, 2019

6 p.m.

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4


Free with RSVP. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Join artist and activist Keith Hennessy for de(composition), a four-week artistic composition workshop that mixes lecture, discussion, and experimental play. The workshop is not intended to prescribe a program, but instead focuses on histories, ideas, and experiences that might inspire participants in their own creative practice. The class is informed by Hennessy’s post-disciplinary approach to experimental dance, choreography, ritual, and performance art. This hybrid art-event-as-workshop is for everyone curious about or committed to live art, performance, and embodied practices of art making. It’s for artists re-considering their place on occupied land, socially engaged dancers and conceptual artists, or folks who want a few hours to learn and experience art together. Free of charge and open to all bodies and artists of all kinds.

On March 5, special guest and artist Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods (Mutsun-Ohlone, California Native) introduces de(composition) and leads the class opening discussion.

Keith Hennessy is a performer, choreographer, teacher, writer, and organizer. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual, and public action as tools for investigating political realities. Ideas and practices inspired by anarchism, critical whiteness, punk, and queer-feminism motivate and mobilize Hennessy’s creative and activist projects. Read more at Circo Zero.

Presented by SFMOMA’s arts and culture platform Open Space