Adam Kinner: Some Ways of Speaking (2022)
American-Canadian choreographer and musician Adam Kinner will share with the audience aspects of his work that link performance practice and choreography, enriching them with studies of sound and music, paying close attention and using examples to highlight the ways in which these two fields have intertwined in his recent projects, which address personal and national histories. His work, regardless of the particular form it takes, situates itself in the layering of his multiple positions, often giving place to the voice or sound in their myriad existences, without losing the significance of their relation to, or their origin in, the body. His projects are often spaces of different kinds of immersion, crafted delicately and embedded in their environment.
Adam Kinner is an American artist living and working in Montreal. A musician by training, he works at the intersection of performance, sound and visual arts, collaborating with artists from dance and music. The breadth of his work is considerable spanning from the on-going project The Air Contains Honey (initiated together with Jacob Wren), an orchestra which brings together a number of professional and amateur musicians who work to discover their sound as they go, to the recent choreography Suite canadienne, une demonstration, an exhibition and a performance of a re-staging of Ludmilla Chiriaeff 1957 ballet, which opens a negotiation between the past and the present contexts based on experience.
This project is supported by the 2022 GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Saturday, 26th of November at 8:00 p.m.
Kino Šiška, Upper Foyer
lecture and performance