Heyward Bracey - a butoh influenced dancer/movement artist - has worked and performed with a number of West Coast dance collectives including Corpus Delicti, Body Weather Laboratory and Los Angeles Movement Arts. He has collaborated with master butoh artist Katsura Kan in Los Angeles, New York and at the Seattle International Dance Festival. In 2012 he performed "Stray Bass" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His recent solo "Stealing Skin 6" was presented at the Bare Bones Butoh Showcase in San Francisco, Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles and Central Cultural Los Talleres in Mexico City. Other recent gigs include "The Least Important Things", directed by Emily Mast and "The Show Must Go On" by Jerome Bell. His "16 Faces," a dance and multimedia commemoration of the 25 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre was presented in May 2014 at ARC in Pasadena, CA. Through 2015 Heyward has worked as a member of the experimental dance company WXPT - company in residence at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, November 2015.
LYNN + CARY'S in ANGELINO HEIGHTS
The One Where The House Elves Borrow Heyward's Body
When Lynn and Cary first introduced us to their home I noticed a couple of very sturdy elves under the nightstands on either side of their bed. They talked me into this. I agreed to allow them to move through me. They are in fact naughty, mischievous, cunning, honest, and above all adept at self-reflection. There is nothing that escapes their notice. They hold the bottom (under the stairs) and the top (just below the ceiling) of the house in place. They live in the grey-space making their beds from dust and wishes. They take good care of the sunlight - careful with the creases, neatly folding the beams.