Kathleen Heil

My work is grounded in the languages of the moving, writing, and speaking body and researches relationships of meaning production in dance, poetic text and translation. As a choreographer-dancer-performer and poet-writer-translator, I am less interested in defining myself in one medium or language than in finding fresh ways to forge connections that create a renewed sense of freedom. Choreographic work is approached from a place of body listening, influenced by my training in improvisation, butoh, and somatic research, and rooted in principles of contemporary and classical technique. This practice also extends to collaborating with others on transdisciplinary research and performance projects, and to sharing my knowledge by teaching workshops on composition in movement, text, and performance.

contact: kathleenheil.net/contact