Clothes Get in the Way is a one man live presentation by Kendall Kelly that deals with social and personal ideas about body 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 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 and jumps through a story of survival and acceptance.
Kendall has been traveling the country since May 2013 performing in art spaces, private residences, naturist gatherings, museums and cultural venues. You can see the list of places he has performed and future dates on the Itinerary page
Kendall also offers a body workshop called BODY CONSCIOUS.Through creative expression, conscious and subconscious body image are explored. The awareness then leads to creating new personal intentions. This workshop can be a part of the presentation or booked separately.
Kendalls show runs on donations.Please donate and help Kendall continue his work.
Kendall has been taking time off from touring to complete his new full length album MANIFEST DESTINY which is now available on iTunes, CDbaby and other digital media outlets.You can view three of the videos on YOU TUBE now through the media section of this website.
For booking visit the CONTACT page on this website.
Kendall Kelly told many stories this weekend at Fluxx Fest, the gathering presented by Fluxx Productions at the Riverpark Inn. His one-person multimedia and live presentation had the audience spellbound while he revealed dramatic incidents from his life, most of the time wearing little, if nothing. Which explains the title of the show, “Clothes Get in the Way”
He says his goal is “to explore sexuality, body image, gender, body history and spirituality,” in his work. He managed to touch on all of those hot topics with amazing humor, grace and stamina during his one-and-a-half hour show. - Penelope Starr
Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco-
Kendall Kelly is the most winning and charismatic performing bear on the block and his work is a dandy addition to the self-revalatory solo show genre. Covering lots of territory, from coming out to survival to body image, the urge to connect to the urge to perform, and blinged up with video and fabulous musical numbers. We have been so happy to host him at the Center for Sex & Culture and I loved watching his compelling story unfold onstage. - Carol Queen Executive Director
To find out when Kendall will be in your area check out the itinerary page and subscribe to his mailing list below.
Kendall is best known for his music videos and appearances in many international publications such as OUT , and Bear Magazine, television programs such as The Late Show with Craig Ferguson
, and MTVs Logo Television
. He has won a best video short award for my music video Hip Hop Dykes at the Rochester Gay film festival, had a number one single on Sirius Out-Q satellite radio
, has produced a live performance piece for Buffalo's fringe festival and a video about autism with an in artist residency at Squeaky Wheel
in Buffalo NY. He has recently released his new CD MANIFEST DESTINY which is available on iTunes . His workshop BODY CONSCIOUS explores bringing subconcious ideas about ones body and creating new personal intentions.
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