Keigwin + Company celebrated 10 years at The Joyce (October 29-November 3) with a program of works that took a look back and shared some that are new. The ever-funny and always delightfully danced Mattress Suite (2003) opened. From the boys in their whitey-tighties spooning on the mattress, to the sultry slip-cladded girl bouncing off the mattress, to busting out Busby Berkeley moves gymnastic-style, matched with opera and the blues, this work just doesn’t get old. The continual swooping, rushing, falling, hair flying and walking on walls in Natural Selection (2004) followed, but more solidly Keigwin were the two 2013 premieres: Girls and Canvas. Replete with glamour and glitz, Girls was all fun. There were not one, but four shimmery and glitzy streamer curtains (the last gold), where the suspender-wearing, high-waisted pants dames peeked through, danced in and out of, and had a good deal of fun. Canvas showed off a grown-up Kegwin possibly offering up a nod to Paul Taylor’s Esplanade with exchanges of various pairings gliding across the floor in bright colors stopping here and there to smile. Ashley Browne was a standout throughout the evening.
I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."