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May 2014

Spoleto 2014:
Keigwin + Company (Dance)
Written By: 
Eliza Ingle

May 30-June 1, TD Arena,  301 Meeting St., Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m., $30-$75

 


Whether you’re a seasoned dance lover or seeing a performance for the first time, absolutely attend a show by Keigwin + Company. For the past decade, this virtuosic and engaging group of dancers from New York has received national acclaim for its sleek, sexy, and thought-provoking work. “I like performers who are quadruple threats—technical, magnetic, energetic, with a great personality,” says artistic director Larry Keigwin. The show he will bring to Spoleto includes Megalopolis, inspired by the electrifying New York City club scene, and Runaway, which draws its dramatic choreography from the high-fashion world.

URBAN WIZARD: Larry Keigwin does not apologize for his work being described as “accessible.” In fact, he says, “I have grown to like the term. To me, ‘accessible’ means providing access, and it makes me happy to know that our work provides access to the joy of dance.” A reoccurring theme throughout his choreography is relationships. “That could certainly be about a relationship between two people or a relationship with a community but also our relationship to nature, to pop culture, or to the urban landscape around us,” he explains. Keigwin works his magic not only on stages but within his community as well, bringing his work to schools and neighborhoods who may not otherwise attend a performance. “I love sharing my passion for dance, and it brings me joy to see others expressing themselves through movement,” he says. “I think dancing has the power to change your mood, your perspective, and your outlook on life.”

Eat & Drink:
Lunch: 39 Rue de Jean (39 John St.), Jestine’s Kitchen (251 Meeting St.), Palmetto Café (205 Meeting St.)
Dinner/Drinks: Brasserie Gigi (102 N. Market St.), FIG (232 Meeting St.), Thoroughbred Club (205 Meeting St.)




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