How much surveillance are we willing to accept? How much pollution? How much corporate malfeasance? Provoking what Reyes calls “political catharsis,” this immersive artwork distilled the horrors of our political landscape into the form of a haunted house, inviting us to navigate a maze of near apocalyptic torments, from climate change to pandemic gun violence to GMOs. Visitors to Doomocracy worked their way through a labyrinth of rooms, exploring the depth and breadth of American political anxieties.
'Doomocracy' occurred at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in October & November of 2016, produced by Creative Time.
'how do we belong together?' placed pairings of people in front of the authorial eye of passersby. Spectators were asked to anonymously narrate a relationship between the subjects based solely on appearance.
This piece explores how the bodies of performers and civilians communicate meaning through simple movement. 'how do we belong together?' is a celebration, interrogation and meditation on perception and assumption in one of the world's most diverse cities.
Concept & Direction: Keelie Sheridan
Photography: Keelie Sheridan & Jorge Luna
Presented by: chashama & Garment District Arts Festival
A pair of Christmas tree salesmen have come to wreak havoc in NYC. A pair of detectives are bent on catching the killer. A young woman finds herself drawn into their cat-and-mouse games and transformed in ways she could never have imagined. Well, maybe she could’ve. Meanwhile, wild animals have been sighted in the vacant lot across the street. Are they dogs? Raccoons? Or something more ferocious?
'Grimly Handsome' was produced at The Lir, Dublin, Ireland.
written by: Julia Jarcho
directed by: Keelie Sheridan
set & costume by: Valentin Eisele
lights by: Bill Woodland
sound by: John Gunning
performed by: Eimear Keating, Frank Blake and Conor O Riordan
Collective Céilí is a social dance project that facilitates the recognition and commemoration of commonalities in diverse communities. Inspired by the tradition of Irish céilís, participants engage through music, movement and story to celebrate their favorite pieces of the places they call home.
Keelie A. Sheridan grew up Irish step dancing and has performed in Canada, Ireland, across the US and in the 2009 Irish Dance World Championships. Keelie began this project to share her love for the least technical and most inclusive form in the Irish dance canon- social céilís.
The Céilí Ensemble held it's first public céilí on St. Padraig's Day 2015 in the Times Sq. Subway Station, encouraging passersby to jump in as they taught and practiced traditional Irish céilis. (VIDEO HERE)
The Céilí Ensemble completed a devising process through The Ume Group's Winter 2015 Training Ensemble and devised NYC-inspired céilís. The new dances were unveiled on Friday, April 10th at 8p at the Church of Grace and St. Paul- 123 W. 71st St, NY, NY.
"And now you’re here. I saw you. The camera saw you. And by the way, might I add, you all look terrific. You really do. You look happy. You look together."
He turns to take a selfie with the audience. Flash.
"I was there, too. I mean, I am here, too. Now. With you. The camera saw us. We’re happy. We’re together. We’re a part of something. And I have proof. "
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at The Lir, Dublin, Ireland.