Kathleen Heil

My work is grounded in the languages of the moving, writing, and speaking body. As an artist, my practices as a choreographer-dancer-performer and poet-writer-translator do not exist in isolation, even if the connections between them are sometimes mysterious. 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. My 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 artists on cross-disciplinary research and performance projects, and to sharing my knowledge by teaching workshops on composition in movement, text, and performance.

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