TIME NO LINE 2018

‘Time No Line’, a solo performance work based on Kelly’s 42 years of journal writing. Combining his historic texts with movement, video, music and song, and live drawing into a ‘live memoir’ – it  theatrically renders his experiences within the East Village performance art scene of the 1980’s, gender performance, the AIDS epidemic, and our shared cultural history. As a survivor in New York’s evolving cultural landscape, the work uses Kelly’s personal experiences to add his voice to our interrupted cultural and generational dialogue, as our shared history is threatened by cultural amnesia.

Text, movement, video design (center channel), performance – John Kelly Movement dramaturge – Jon Kinzel Music – Thomas Adès, Charles Aznavour, Hildur Guðnadóttir, George Frideric Handel, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Zoë Keating, Gina Leishman, Joni Mitchell, Henry Purcell.

Archival Film Sequences – ‘Me O Ye Gods’ (1992) and ‘Painting on Glass’ (1984) by Anthony Chase

On video – Hucklefaery

Photos – Steven Menendez, Dona Ann McAdams, Arthur Lambert.

Time No Line‘ received its world premiere at La MaMa, ETC, New York, February 23 – March 11, 2018

THE GOOD LINE – Looking Into a Light
THE EXPRESSIVE LINE – Rebel Rage
LINES OF THOUGHT AND ACTION – The Distended Aura
LINE DANCE – Reel Around The Fountain
DEADLINES – 6 Seasons In Hell 1989-1991
FINISH LINE – What Makes A Man