If you’ve ever seen Larry Keigwin‘s work, you probably guessed that he’s a fun guy. His choreography is cheeky and humorous; unexpected and electrifying. And though his aesthetic is decidedly contemporary, there’s a touch of that classic modern dance style that makes his partnerships with troupes like Paul Taylor Dance Company and Martha Graham Dance […]
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I was the gotta dance kid. I was always moving. My earliest dance memory is dancing on my front lawn with abandon, performing choreographed routines for passing cars. Fast-forward 10 years to high school, and I became obsessed with “Club MTV,” a dance show on the channel back when it played music videos. One day […]
The dancemaker dishes on choreographing Broadway’s If/Then. Though Larry Keigwin is best known for his work in contemporary concert dance, he’s no stranger to musical theater. After Keigwin choreographed the off-Broadway revival of Rent, director Michael Greif invited him to work on the Broadway production If/Then. Opening March 30, the musical stars Tony […]
Larry Keigwin gleefully treads the fine line between quirky and sexy. Part I: Part II:
Larry Keigwin is experiencing the best kind of culture shock right now. As he wrote on his blog yesterday about arriving in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire: Can you remember that instant when you landed on another continent and suddenly everything was foreign? My first impression? Holy Shit it is Hot (the kind of heat that fogs […]
Keigwin + Company The Joyce Theater, NYC March 16–21, 2010 Reviewed by Susan Yung Aaron Carr, Matthew Baker, and Ashley Browne in Bird Watching. Photo by Christopher Duggan, Courtesy Keigwin + Company. Larry Keigwin’s choreography has hit upon a delicate balance of rigorous and populist. He has become a blue collar dancemaker—and that’s […]
Every dancer has a dream role. For some, it’s one character they’ve dreamed of dancing, often from a young age. For others, it extends beyond the stage—a dream role can be less about portraying a specific part or dancing in a particular show and more about finding a career path that feels perfectly suited to them.