Mr. Keigwin Creates a New Ballet and So Much More.
Here's how he does it (and some fun extras, shop talk and outtakes).
Christine Jowers meets Larry Keigwin at The Joyce Soho for a chat and to see some dancin'.© Christine Jowers 2011
Larry Keigwin speaks about addiction providing the skeleton for his newest creation EXIT , and about the importance of his collaborators: the dancers, the muscians, and even the rehearsal space. We didn't get to cover Karen Young's costumes, but I know from the press photos and Young's body of work that they are going to transport us to a new and edgy place.
I thoroughly enjoy the raw energy of the rehearsal space just before a premiere. Keigwin describes it as a very exciting time for him as well , a time when everything finally gels.
We had alot of fun chatting, ( I have included some outtakes) and besides EXIT we got to talk about Keigwin's other jobs: choreographer of the new off Broadway production of RENT and choreographer of the musical version of Armistead Maupin's TALES OF THE CITY- more on those later.