“Gabriel Giron and Kirk Latimer are at the leading edge of the Creative Class of the 21st Century. Wrapping the unvarnished truth in the sensual tools of movement, voice, music, and beat, “Kinetic Affect” weaves meaning in ways that brings one generation face-to-face with another. The artistry of Latimer and Giron is the raw expression of emotions in a way that conveys the angst, hope, love, humor, pathos, pain and pleasure that lives inside the rising generation and deep inside ourselves. Their uninhibited expression is remarkable in its ability to demonstrate that young men (and women) can indeed break out of convention – daring to dream, imagine, call out, and convey their wildest emotions and ideas.”Dianne E. Price, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Public Affairs
Words and rhythm collide on stage with real and raw stories of survival that speak to the universal heart of people. Two men from different walks of life share, with power and raw intensity, their trials and tribulations and eventual triumphs through spoken word poetry and honest storytelling.
Humor blends with poignant moments on (and off stage) taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, one that opens their hearts and minds and them fills them with hope.
Here is an example of a keynote that we did for the incoming class of 2014 at WMU.