Bear Your Soul is proud to feature a special late night presentation of performance artist Kendall Kelly's " Clothes Get in the Way".
Opening night will feature his critically acclaimed performance that has connected with audiences across the USA ! The performance deals with surviving physical challenges, maneuvering through gender ideologies, personal and social struggles with sexuality, body image, body history and self acceptance. It is performed mostly in the nude. Kendall uses video, monologue, simple props and costume to express his ideas and stories. The performance ranges in tone from irreverent and comedic to deep, raw and emotional. For the central autobiographical piece, Kendall uses a jump rope as a symbol for many people and things in his life as he moves & jumps through a touching and inspirational story of survival and acceptance.
" Even though most of the show is autobiographical, the audience always comes first. I give myself over fully and honestly with a sense of adventure and playfulness even in the darkest places. The audience should always be engaged and walk away with a sense of contemplation, completion and hope. The show comes from a specific and personal space but is exceptionally well received by a mixed or varied demographic." Kendall has been traveling the country since May 2013 performing in art spaces, private residences, museums and cultural venues as well as his other club show at Bear runs, bars and events.
Kendall will also be leading a workshop the following day, inviting participants to create their own short body expression ! Join Kendall, Freddy Freeman, Justin Birdsong, Martin Swinger, Xavier Shadowdancer, and 50 hot men of all shapes and sizes for Bear Your Soul – More Than Your Average Bear Run! at Easton Mountain Retreat Jan 31 – Feb 2nd. Bear Your Soul is a unique event starting that combines the fun of a bear run with personal growth workshops with experienced facilitators, allowing you a chance to expand and to connect more deeply with the other men in the group. (Rates for Bear Your Soul include all of the workshops, concerts, dance, home-cooked meals, and accommodations).
FOR BOOKING AND INFORMATION GO TO : www.eastonmountain.org/bear-2014