Originally from Mississippi, Kelly Bond is an internationally practicing, Washington, DC-based choreographer and performing artist. Her most recent endeavors include her solo performance work, Splitting the Difference, and the co-curation of the In-Presentable Festival in Madrid with the other artists of 6MONTHS1LOCATION (6M1L), an artistic, social, and educational experiment that began at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier in 2008. She became associated with 6M1L through her participation in ex.e.r.ce 08 under the artistic direction on Xavier Le Roy. Kelly holds an MA in European dance-theatre practice from Laban in London which she attended as a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar. She also has a BFA in dance performance and choreography and a BA in English from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Her current approach to creating experimental performance lies in the experience of the body as that which both constitutes and encases. The body in time is exposed–a body whose history writes its present and whose future and end are constantly approaching. As both choreographer and performer, Kelly is interested in research as integral to, rather than culminating in, presentation. She aims to create work in which the performer and spectator encounter the work simultaneously–connecting them, their memories, their sensations of being in a body.