Calendar

2021:

Ongoing classes:

 The Athletics of Intimacy, improvisations and somatic practices through Movement Research, Saturdays 11 – 1 p.m. EST.  movementresearch.org

Yoga Flow, Thursday evenings on Zoom 6 – 7:30 p.m. EST

Workshops:

Infinite Affinities :  School for Contemporary Dance and Thought; January 5-February 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Zoom

Freeskewl : Improvisation/Somatics; January 21 – 10:30 – 12 p.m. EST; March 26, 11-12:30 p.m. EST; Zoom ; May 19, 4-5:30 ; outside class under the Manhattan Bridge

It’s Happeniiing! :  School for Contemporary Dance and Thought :Taught by K.J. Holmes and Sara Shelton Mann; February 19 – 21, 12-3 p.m. Zoom

Theater of the Body/ an introduction : taught by K.J. Holmes and Precious Jennings ; March 14, 12 – 4 p.m. EST. Zoom

Dhatu/Anatomy/Dance : School for Contemporary Dance and Thought ; taught by K.J. Holmes and neuroscientist Hossein Aleyasin ; Tuesdays March 30 – May 18th ; 6-7:30 p.m. EST; Zoom

Melt/Movement Research : Solo practices of Contact Improvisation, July 12-16, 1-3 p.m. EST; Zoom

Bearnstow : Creative Disciplines ; weeklong retreat in Maine August 17-22nd

Performance/Projects 

Somatopia, created and directed by K.J. Holmes in collaboration with the Polish company the Living Space Theatre.  In creative residence at Satya Yoga, Hudson NY – June 2 – August 3, and Churchtown Dairy, Hudson NY July 7, 14,21, 27, August 2.  Performances : Hudson Hall, Hudson NY August 4; Dragon’s Egg, Mystic CT, August 5; Churchtown Dairy Barn, August 6 and 7; Teatr Slaski w Katowice, Poland, August 13.      “I have not seen a place of pilgrimage or an abode of bliss like my body.     Yet curious indeed it is, that we generally roam about in the whole world in search of it.“  (Gandhara)

Mother Future Self, a film by Tori Lancaster; cast as K.J. Holmes; location Bearnstow Maine; August 23 – 31.  

Arts for Art, In the Garden : L.I.P. (Love is Power, MLK, Jr.) ; live improvisation between K.J. Holmes and drummer Jeremy Carlstedt ; September 12, 2 p.m. EST

Catasterism in Three Movements by filmmaker/artist Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler; filmed and performed at the Schlaulager Institute, Basel Switzerland; cast as the Electroplater ; September 14-28th.

2020:

January:  

Art as Physical Experience, public events led by K.J. at MoMA:  Shape of Shape exhibit, curated by Amy Sillman, 1/10 and 11

Premiere of film Mother Sparrow with K.J. Holmes by composer Sonya Belaya and filmmaker Eryka Dellenbach in at Roulette Brooklyn NY, 1/18

February:

Perform 900 Bees are Humming, a work in progress solo, Movement Research at the Judson Church, 2/3

Teaching Somatics, Improvisation and the Poetics of Dance at Floor Space, Boulder CO, 2/6

Teaching Contact Improvisation at The Boulder Circus School, 2/9

Teaching Outliers, a workshop in dance improvisation at OuterSpace, Chicago IL 2/14 -16

Art as Physical Experience, MoMA.: Barnett Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 2/21 and 22

March:  DUE TO COVID 19, MOST OF THESE EVENTS BELOW WERE EITHER ALTRED, CANCELLED OR POSTPONED.  I HAVE KEPT THEM IN MY CALENDAR AS A REMINDER OF WHAT IS STILL POSSIBLE, SOME OF WHICH HAS OCCURRED IN DIFFERENT FORMS AND DATES.

Teaching Athletics of Intimacy, Movement Research 3/14 – May 16

Performing duo with poet Fred Moten at Memorial for violinist Ramsey Ameen, St. Mark’s Church, 3/14

Art as Physical Experience, MoMA; artist TBA, 3/20 and 21

April:

Perform 900 Bees are Humming, work in progress solo,  at WeisAcres, NYC, 4/5

Art as Physical Experience, MoMA; artist TBA 4/24 and 25

May:

Art as Physical Experience, MoMA; artist TBA, 5/8 and 9

Teach Somatics, Improvisation and the Poetics of Dance; perform 900 Bees are Humming, work in progress solo; at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Northampton MA 5/22-24

Perform L.I.P., duet with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt at Arts for Art Vision Festival at the Judson Church, 5/25

Teach Outliers; perform 900 Bees are Humming, work in progress solo at OuterSpace, Chicago IL 5/29 – 31

June:

Art as Physical Experience, MoMA; artist TBA, 6/5 and 6

Performance/installation of Matthew Barney’s Redoubt at the Schlauger as part of Art Basel Switzerland 6/16 – 20

Teach Somatics, Improvisation and the Poetics of Dance and a studio showing of 900 Bees are Humming  at Centro Teatrale Di Ricerca, Venice Italy, June 24 – 28

July:

Teach Contact and Improvisations, SIAMB Barcelona Spain, 7/1-4

Art as Physical Experience, public events led by K.J; artist TBA, 7/10-11

Teach Contact Practices/Improvisation as part of Movement Research Summer Melt, July 13-17

Solo Residency, research and development 900 Bees are Humming, Brick Row Retreat, Athens NY 7/18 – 30

August:

Teach Somatics, Improvisation and the Poetics of Dance and a studio showing of 900 Bees are Humming, Danscentrum Väst, Sweden, 8/1-8

Teach Creative Disciplines at Bearnstow ME, August 16-22

Autumn will follow…

And did :

Most of my work from March 2020 – Spring of 2021 has happened on line, remotely, through Zoom.