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Keigwin + Company

Keigwin + Company


Keigwin + Company


Joyce Theater


Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 19, 2010 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:00pm



Keigwin + Company

KEIGWIN + COMPANY (K+C) announces the company’s first solo week of performances at The Joyce Theater from March 16-21, 2010, including the World Premiere of "Bird Watching". Tickets start at 0 and are available at www.joyce.org or by phone at 212-242-0800.

K+C’s 2010 season will include the World Premiere of "Bird Watching", made possible by the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works (NEW) Program. Set to Haydn’s "Symphony #6 in D Major", "Bird Watching" places audiences in the position of voyeur, observing and reflecting upon the world that surrounds them. The piece playfully explores the juxtaposition between human and bird rituals, natural and urban environments. The movement vocabulary, with shifting dynamics from the simple and sublime to uncontrollable forces, combines Larry Keigwin’s signature theatricality and athleticism.

The company will also perform "Runaway", with music by Jonathan Melville Pratt, originally commissioned by The Juilliard School in December 2008. "Runaway", accompanied by an electronic, percussive score, was initially set with 25 dancers dressed in sophisticated business suits and dresses inspired by the 1960’s. Re-staged for K+C’s season at The Joyce, "Runaway" will showcase 16 dancers performing contrasting and vigorous movement to a pulsating beat down a runway of light, forming and dissolving lines and shapes amid shadows, while sudden bursts of aggression and surprising contact create vibrant counterpoints. "Caffeinated" (2007), set to Philip Glass’ "Glasspiece #3" was initially commissioned by the Department of Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. "Caffeinated" is a witty, hyper-kinetic response to the American coffee culture craze. Dancers speed through the space in intersecting lines and tight formations, each clutching, and sometimes led by, a coffee cup, their movements driven by Glass’ increasingly hurried tempo to create a frenzied scene. The New York Times said that "Caffeinated" is "a hilarious, jittery mix of aerobics, cheerleading, ballet and boxing." "Mattress Suite" (2004) is a compilation of seven short dances set to music from opera to pop, exploring the various facets of human sexuality and the yearning for love.

Dancers: Matthew Baker, Ashley Browne, Aaron Carr, Kristina Hanna, Liz Riga, and Gary Schaufeld. Lighting Design by Burke Wilmore.

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