Death Electric Emo Protest Aerobics

DEEP AEROBICS officially premiered February 10-12, 2011 in NYC as a part of Platform 2011: Body Madness - Absurdity & Wit, curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor at Danspace Project at St. Marks Church.

DEEP AEROBICS is a workout form invented and shamelessly disseminated by Miguel Gutierrez, who hopes to soon destroy the technique, because it’s just too hard to teach, and really the world is going to hell in a hand basket anyway. It is one hour plus of the communal/political/conceptual/imaginational workout experience you always wanted but never could embarrass yourself enough to find or do in public. It is for anyone who has ever had any interest in combining the joie de vivre that is the vigorous bouncing of one’s anatomical/spiritual/energetic molecules with the existential absurdity that is living in a world/country/economic system of injustice, war-mongering, and cultural ineptitude. Oh wait, that’s you. Come in a costume of your own devising, whatever that means to you. Taste the sweat.

p.s. Take one class and you are instantly a certified master teacher of the form. No yearly dues, fees, reports. Just give me credit.

Places DEEP AEROBICS has been unleashed since 2007:

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Performance Dance Projects, Philadelphia, PA

Luther College, Decorah, IA

The Politics of Ecstasy Festival, Berlin

TBA Festival, PICA, Portland, OR

Connecticut College, New London, CT

Kaaistudios, Brussels, Belgium

Maximum Service Holy Sisters of the Church of Beer (with Jeremy Wade), Roskilde Music Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

]domaines[ Centre Choréographique National du Danse Montpellier, France

Tanssin Talo, Helsinki, Finland


Dublin Fringe, Dublin, Ireland

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, Canada

background photo by NeighborhoodNotes