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A (un) Necessary Workshop
Music & Performance

A(un) Necessary Workshop


This series of daily workshops will introduce the methods of a multi-stylistic physical practice and deep observation of trance. Themes explored will include, but are not limited to, cypher, trance dance, co-mythologizing, and vulnerability as currency. Performers and dancers of diverse levels of experience, age, ability, and background who are comfortable singing and improvising durationally are invited to participate in these public workshops.

A(un) Necessary Workshop is conceived by community dance and vocal artist Justin F. Kennedy as a prequel to the presentation of a sci-fi opera that will performed in the galleries of the museum from April 5 to April 10 as part of the exhibition Lifes.

Justin F. Kennedy

Justin F. Kennedy (b. 1983, Boston) is a Berlin-based dance and vocal artist, teacher, and DJ, raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Kennedy’s research evolves from experiences and analyses of trance dance and its further translatability into workshops, science fiction operas, durational dance installations, and film. Notable projects include Vorglühen, OUT NOW, Uferhallen, Berlin (2021); UNFURL the jukebox musical: a shareable cypher, Montag Modus, Radialsystem, Berlin (2021); UNFURL: a lucid science fiction, 11th Berlin Biennale, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020); and Some Murder Theatre in Here, Volksbühne Grüner Salon, Berlin (2020). They have performed intimately with and for Emma Howes, Ligia Lewis, Louis Vuitton, Tino Sehgal, Adam Linder, Liz Kinoshita, Jeremy Shaw, Josh Johnson, BODYSNATCH, Faustin Linyekula, Jeremy Wade, Peaches, Wu Tsang, and others.