Keely Garfield Dance
Danspace Project Platform:
Dancing Platform - Praying Grounds, Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance - March 2018
New York Live Arts - Live Ideas, Radical Vision:
Resistance & Friends! - April 2018
Watch Choreographer Keely Garfield talk about the making of Perfect Piranha - performed at The Chocolate Factory.
There is a West African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet!" In response MANDALA brings a community of moving parts together to make things whole. ZPO's Three Tenets—Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action—spur us on and provide a map of sorts. Ideas recede, listening appears, and dancing will save our souls.
MANDALA is performed by Paul Hamilton, Raja Feather Kelly, Emma Rose Brown, Angie Pittman, Doug LeCours, Dwanye Brown, Carlo Antonio Villaneuva, Lawrence Goldhuber, Jamel West, and Keely Garfield. KGD is joined by Garfield's spirited students from Lang Dance Department, The New School! Costumes are by Morgane Le Fay.
MANDALA was originally a smaller dance that appeared as the finale of Perfect Piranha, and now is its own expanding universe!