Pop culture fuses with high art in KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s electrifying brand of contemporary dance. K+C returns to The Joyce in 2012 with two World Premieres that combine Larry Keigwin’s theatricality and wit, ranging from a work for 12 dancers set to a score by electronic composer Jonathan Pratt, to a quartet for the company’s male dancers. With a cast of 12 dancers, 12 Chairs will explore rejection and survival with driving physicality, using the game “musical chairs” as an inspirational launching point. The quartet for four men, Contact Sport, will utilize highly athletic and vigorous movement to examine the ever-evolving relationships between four brothers, accompanied by the iconic sounds of Eartha Kitt. Trio(2011), a playful, whimsical dance that originally premiered as Balloon Danceat Works & Process at the Guggenheim last fall, will be re-staged. Celebrated by The New York Timesas “divinely well-structured,” Megalopolis(2009) will round out the program. This dazzling work blends a futuristic urban vision with nightclub camp to a mash up of minimalism and hip-hop.
About the Company: KEIGWIN + COMPANY
Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Associate Director Nicole Wolcott, KEIGWIN + COMPANY creates and presents Keigwin's electrifying brand of contemporary dance. K+C reaches national and international audiences and invigorates diverse communities with a refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart. Community projects and education seek to physically engage audiences and aspiring dancers in movement and the choreographic process, and bring opportunities for individuals to become more invested in dance. Since K+C's premiere performance at Joyce Soho, Keigwin has created 16 dances, including the large-scale Bolero and recent acclaimed works such as Runaway (2008), the site-specific Sidewalk (2009) and Bird Watching (2010).
Over the past nine years, K+C has presented performances throughout NYC and nationwide. K+C has received grants and generous support from National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, The Greenwall Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The O'Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Program, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Christian Keesee Charitable Trust, Dianne & Daniel Vapnek Family Fund, and the Royce Family Fund.
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm & 7:30pm.
Theater: Joyce Theater
Address: 175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Cost:Tickets are $10-$49.
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