Erin Ellen Kelly: Excavate/Activate

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Excavate / Activate: a movement exploration of internal and external spaces
October 15, 5pm: Public performance
Newtown Creek, Queens
(Meet at Vernon Blvd & 49th Ave, NW corner)

Erin Ellen Kelly, Excavate/Activate, 2017 (photo by Anja Matthes)

Erin Ellen Kelly is a dancer and contemporary movement artist. With her Excavate/Activate, Kelly seeks to activate a mindful relationship between individuals, their bodies, and the spaces they occupy. Drawing from her background in qi gong, butoh, somatics, dance, and theatre, she will guide members of the public—dancers and non-dancers alike—as they produce their own concise, intimate movement-based rituals. Sited along Newtown Creek, an industrial waterway with a long history of pollution, Kelly will invite the audience to practice being within the self amidst an imperfect landscape.

Erin Ellen Kelly’s exhibition record includes Serpentine Slacker Gallery in London, Danspace, the Bass Museum of Art, Flux Factory, and the Anchorage Museum of Art. Her work has been supported by Movement Research, the Carmago Foundation in France, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She collaborates regularly with video artist Mariam Ghani. Their series, “Performed Places”, has exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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