Performance

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Artist’s statement:

In my current practice, I see tenderness as a means through which to challenge structures that exploit and exclude—not just in performance, but also in life itself. In my multi-disciplinary work as a choreographer, writer, and performer, I view improvisation and composition as a means of creating a renewed sense of freedom in the face of oppressive socio-political realities. Whether composing movement or text or performing in a space, I wish to be fully present within all of the possibilities and limitations of the moment and to respond with humility and courage. My practice also extends to collaborating with artists on cross-disciplinary research and performance projects, and to sharing my knowledge through the teaching of workshops on composition in movement, text, and performance.

Selected performances:

THE TENDERNESS MANIFESTO, concept, choreography, and performance by Kathleen Heil, Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki, Nov 8 2019

Körpereinsatz,” Vernissage performance of “Ten Scores for a Sculpture,” concept by Stella Geppert, with Lukas Geschwind and Birte Opitz, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, June 14 2018

Vexierfrage,” concept, choreography, and performance by Kathleen Heil as part of Lass Stecken #1, K77, Performing Arts Festival Berlin, June 9 2018

Trajectories #01, “Ten Scores for a Sculpture,” performance at HaL Berlin; concept by Stella Geppert, with Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Michelle Lui, and Hilla Steinert. Aug 30 2017

Still Dancing, performance at Open Ateliers Rungestraße Berlin; concept by Hilla Steinert, with Evan Foster and Jonas Wendritt. April 9 2016

Día de la Danza, ContactMadrid. Dancer/performer. Plaza de Oriente, Madrid, Apr 29 2009

Noche en Blanco, CI dancer/performer. Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Oct 28 2008

Rumblepeg Dance Theater, “Mongrel.” Company member/choreographer/dancer. CA, 2007

Movement Research Open Performance. Solo dance performance. NY, NY. March 9 2005

Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre. Company member/dancer. Phoenix. 2000-2001

Contemporary Arts Center, DramaRama7. Solo dance performance. New Orleans. May 2000

Video links:

Vexierfrage,” concept, choreography, and performance by Kathleen Heil as part of Lass Stecken #1, K77, Performing Arts Festival Berlin, June 9 2018

Ten Scores for a Sculpture,” concept by Stella Geppert, with Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Michelle Lui, and Hilla Steinert. Berlin, 2017-2018

leaves,” concept and performance: Kathleen Heil & Jules Bradbury; drawing: Jules Bradbury, choreography: Kathleen Heil; Berlin, 2017

Still Dancing,” performance at Open Ateliers Rungestraße Berlin; Concept by Hilla Steinert, with Evan Foster and Jonas Wendritt. Berlin, 2016

Sunday Studies; concept, choreography & performance by Kathleen Heil. Berlin, 2016

Selected teaching:

Guest teaching for the IMRPO LAB at Mime Centrum, Berlin, Oct. 29, 2019

Rhythm & Phrasing – Kollaborationen, composing in movement & text, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Oct 19 & 20, 2018.

The Space Between, composing in movement & text, K77 Studios BerlinApril 7 & 8, 2018.

Rhythm & Phrasing, composing in movement & text, K77 Studios Berlin, July 22 & 23, 2017.

The Word Embodied, composing in movement & text, K77 Studios Berlin, Oct 22 & 23, 2016. 

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Instructional Programs. Technique classes: Improvisation & Composition, Modern & Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Ballet. 2012-2015.

photo: moyastrela; Berlin.