Production Details / Press Releases
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 L’Arsenic (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 (Shotgun’s 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 …
Cast & Credits
Concept / Performance: Keith Hennessy
Music: Emmy Lou Harris, Craig Armstrong, Teddy Thompson, Downriver, Nirvana
Crotch is a production by zero performance. Zero Performance is sponsored by CounterPULSE.
Supported by furniture Olfe, Oliver Fuchs / 4 walls.
Tanz Hoch Zwei is sponsored by the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):