While in residence at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Larry Keigwin will begin developing a new evening-length work that examines the quest for identity amid the density and diversity of the metropolis. This work will be created in collaboration with the company’s six dancers, a singer, and a musician. In addition, Keigwin will investigate movement vocabulary for his first solo in a decade, titled Panic, which will explore fear and anxiety with Keigwin’s signature wit and theatricality.
Keigwin + Company will share their creative process with the Queens College community during the open rehearsal. The hour-long performance on November 24 will feature current repertory.
Larry Keigwin is a native New Yorker and choreographer who has danced his way from the Metropolitan Opera to downtown clubs to Broadway and back. He founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003 and has led the company as it has presented his electrifying brand of dance on stages nationwide, including The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Since K+C premiered in 2003, Keigwin has created dances for his company, as well as for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, and others. His work in musical theater includes choreography for the 2011 “Tales of the City” at ACT, and the off-Broadway production of “Rent.” Keigwin recently choreographed the new Broadway musical “If/Then,” starring Idina Menzel. Keigwin has created Keigwin Kabaret, a fusion of dance, vaudeville, and burlesque presented by Joe’s Pub and Symphony Space.