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