Initiated by artist Ryan Ponder McNamara, Kinetic Grace is a movement (some call it a cult) centered on the belief that humankind can reach transcendence through dance—from hardcore, gabber, and rave to disco, line dance, and tecktonik. The performers welcome you to this mass for newcomers, in which Kinetic Grace explains its tenets and ask you to join in its sacred revelry. Guided by the Greek muse Terpsicore, the movement has recently added singing to its dancing in an attempt to reach Kinetic Grace.
Kinetic Grace was commissioned by Works & Process, and developed in Works & Process LaunchPAD residencies at Watermill Center (2022), Bethany Arts Community (2023) and The Church, Sag Harbor (2024).
Kinetic Grace. Photo: Ryan Ponder McNamara