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Keith Hennessy: Performance Lecture

Keith Hennessy: Performance Lecture
Blackwood Gallery, 3359 Mississauga Road, UTM
Time: Oct 19th, 6:45 pm End: Oct 19th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-
Performance Lecture

The UTM Blackwood Gallery and UTM Dept. of Visual Arts presents


Keith Hennessy: Performance Lecture
Wednesday October 19, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Presented alongside the opening reception of I stood before the source 
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga

Keith Hennessy shares the content, forms, tactics, and contradictions of the collaborative performance Turbulence (a dance about the economy).

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) plays with normative disruptions and calculated disregard for generally accepted rules of engagement. A collaborative creation initiated by Keith Hennessy and produced by Circo Zero, the work is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening, and political theater; it is a bodily response to economic crisis.Instigated before Occupy and engaging questions of debt, value, and exchange, the project is intended as both provocation and affirmation of global movement for economic justice.

This talk is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.
A FREE shuttle bus will depart from Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West) at 5:30pm and return for 8:30pm.



Keith Hennessy
 is a performer, choreographer, teacher, writer, and activist. Born in Sudbury, Canada, he lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. 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. Hennessy directs Circo Zero, and was a member of the collaborative performance companies Contraband with Sara Shelton Mann, CORE, and Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard. Hennessy has an MFA in Choreography and an unfinished PhD (ABD) in Performance Studies from UC Davis.


The Blackwood Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional support from the Department of Visual Studies (UTM).
Image credits
Circo Zero, Turbulence (performance still), 2010–2012. Photo: David Visnjic. Courtesy the artists.

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Click here for bus, shuttle and car directions.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday: 12 – 5pm
Wednesday until 9pm
Saturday: 12 – 3pm

The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Portions of the current exhibition contain stairs.
FREE and open to the public.


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