Kathleen Heil

leaves, 2017; artwork: Jules Bradbury Credit: moyastrela
leaves, 2017; artwork: Jules Bradbury Credit: moyastrela

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. 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. Whether composing movement or text or performing in a space, I wish to be fully present within all 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.

email: kathleenheil.net/email