K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes is a dance artist, actor, singer and educator who has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981.  She has been fortunate to collaborate extensively with forerunners of dance improvisation Simone Forti, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton, as well as with poet Julie Carr, performer Keith Biesack, and trumpeters Roy Campbell Jr. and Dave Douglas, among many other outstanding artists. Instrumental in developing methods of inquiry into performance, the body and the mind through her experience with BMC (tm), Ideokinesis (with Andre Bernard), Contact/Improvisations and Release techniques, K.J. is a  graduate of the School for Body-Mind Centering (1999) and the William Esper Studio (Meisner acting) (2009),  of which the play between is essential to her current practices.  She is based in Brooklyn NY and her work has been presented in NYC at Danspace Project, DTW, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance Works in Progress at The Kitchen, PS122, The Vision Jazz Festival, among many other venues.  Her most recent dance piece This is where we are (or take arms against a sea of troubles) premiered at The Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City, March 2011, and she is currently developing a new work as a 2012-14 Movement Research Artist in Residence.  K.J. teaches at NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing, Eugene Lang/New School for Social Research and Movement Research in NYC, as well as traveling nationally and internationally conducting workshops and performing.  She continues to be a student of Richard Armstrong, Fay Simpson and Raina von Waldenburg.  Being a Powerful People with Miguel and the cast of And lose the name of action is a true highlight of a most wondrous life.

K.J. performs in And lose the name of action.

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