Erin Ellen Kelly CV

I have immense gratitude for the various artists, musicians, performers, and teachers I have encountered along the way.

I am a body based artist that creates performances and ephemeral collages for on-site presentation, the stage, installations, and video. The functional, ritual and the metaphorical are central themes of my work as well as the politics of the body and its relationship to the environments and society. I place the body within contexts in which latent characters, animals, and the natural elements bodies contain can emerge. My focus is on the subtle connections through which nature reveals itself; where listening is part of the shaping.

*MRX / Camargo Foundation Residency. Cassis, France. 2015
*Movement Research AIR. New York, New York. 2014-2016
*Rogaland Kunstsenter Production Residency. Rogaland County, Norway. 2013
*LMCC Swing Space, collaboration with Mariam Ghani, Governor's Island, New York. 2010
*Artward Bound, The Field at Earthdance. Plainfield, Massachusetts. 2009
*Schloss Broellin International Theater Location. Ransom Corp production residency. Fahrenwalde, Germany.
*Thanksgiving Farm, farming for 130 member CSA vegetable farm in conjunction with the non profit, Center For Discovery, housing clients with special needs. Harris, New York.

Additional Information
I teach movement based classes and Qi Gong for adults in various locations, and dance to kids Children’s International Workshop in Manhattan.  I have extensive Butoh training with: Ko Murobushi, Takuya Muramatsu of Dairakudakan, Yumiko Yoshioka, Atsushi Takenouchi. I have teaching certification from Thai Massage School Of Chiang Mai 2004,  Reiki level 1& 2 certification, and Soaring Crane Qi Gong Teaching Certification granted by Professor Chen 2003. For 10 years I worked for flower designer, Zinna.  I attended New York University, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles,  and was a National level 9 competitive gymnast.