Jessie Keenan is a choreographer making work that crosses over into science, visual art, architecture and archives. Interdisciplinary connections are at the heart of her work.
In 2018 she premiered Fragments at Dublin Fringe Festival where it was nominated for Best Design. This work was developed with the support of Arts Council Ireland’s Next Generation Bursary.
Other selected projects include: Her Supreme Hour, a solo commissioned by the Dublin Dance Festival/GPO Witness History Public Art Commission for Embodied 2016; Low Lying, a collaborative work with visual artist Ciara McKeon and composer Robbie Blake, Dublin Fringe 2016.
She is currently working on a new project with Blake, in collaboration with academic researcher Dr Zosia Kuczyńska. This new work, emerging from archival encounters with the Brian Friel Papers at the National Library of Ireland, will premier in Dublin in Spring 2021.
Images from 'Submerged'- a short film made with Kim McCafferty, for 2020 Culture Night. Image by Padraig Conaty