In 1999, dance artist K.J. Holmes witnessed a total eclipse of the moon on the coast of Oregon. A few months later, she heard three trumpeters play at Tonic, a jazz club in New York City. Inspired by a synergistic energy between the two experiences, Holmes created c o n s t e l l a t i o n, performed by three trumpeters, three dancers and a drummer. The performance is a tribute to Roy Campbell, Jr., the first trumpeter Holmes worked with upon an invitation from Patricia Parker and the Vision Festival.
K.J. Holmes is an independent dance artist, singer, poet, and actor who has defined many contemporary improvisational practices within the realm of contemporary choreography. A graduate of the two year Sanford Meisner acting training, Holmes has a private practice in Dynamic Alignment and Re-Integration and teaches at NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing and Movement Research. Holmes recently danced with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, in Steve Paxton’s exhibit at Dia:Beacon, and in Xavier Le Roy’s retrospective at MoMA PS1.