Talk about two people that make magic together! Larry Keigwin and Nicole Walcott were back together again, thank goodness, in KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s Places Please! (May 4–6) at Joe’s Pub at The Public. And, as is expected, when these two join forces, you will always have a rollicking good time, and you will get some good art to boot. Brought together through DanceNow’s Dance-mopolitan series, Places Please! was a well-tuned spoof on “…the final moments before the curtain goes up,” complete with costume changes on stage, working through rehearsal bits, and loads of audience participation. With a history that began in 2002 after creating their signature work, Straight Duet, and furthered in 2003 when they co-founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY, it’s no wonder the framework was already laid for this return engagement. In Places Please!, autobiographical or not, each took turn telling their own story—Keigwin told about his love/hate relationship with Broadway and fame, and Walcott ran down a review of dance and life. Both were sure to interject their dance diary, keeping their love for dance as the connecting force. Keigwin and Walcott’s ease and expertise in this non-stop mix of dance, theatre, and just the right amount of fun essentially confirms their meant-to-be duet. They are simply great collaborators. More please!
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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."