Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham is a performance group devoted to the presentation of dance and theatrical work created by Brooklyn-based choreographer John Heginbotham. The work of the company features highly structured, technically rigorous, and theatrical choreography, frequently set to the music of contemporary composers.
The company had its world premiere in January 2012 on the Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has since been presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carolina Performing Arts, and ODC Theater, among others. In the three years since its inception, the company has premiered seven new works, including “Manhattan Research,” commissioned by Lincoln Center, “Dark Theater,” an evening-length work presented in BAM’s 2013 Next Wave Festival, and “Chalk and Soot,” which featured a commissioned score by Colin Jacobsen and premiered at Jacob’s Pillow in 2014. The company has performed with numerous music ensembles including Brooklyn Rider, Alarm Will Sound, Gabriel Kahane, and Shara Worden.