It’s opening week for Keigwin + Company’s 10th Anniversary Season at New York City’s Joyce Theater, and time for the final entry in the group’s viral #ShareTheMattress video series. This week’s video not only pays homage to Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and company co-founder Nicole Wolcott, but also previews a little bit of what audiences will see on opening night October 29 (which is, sorry, sold out!), and throughout the run of the season that ends Nov 3 (tickets going fast!).
In the video, company dancers Matt Baker and Ashley Browne return to the place where Keigwin and Wolcott initially conceived the idea for “Mattress Suite,” the rollicking and poignant dance that explores one couple’s relationship through courtship, exploration and dissolution set to pop standards and classical music. Baker and Browne, clad in black-and-white underwear, reenact the playful development of the piece as Keigwin watched Wolcott jump on her bed with abandon before dragging the mattress to the floor to develop movements based on the jumps. The dancers also reflect the resulting choreography from that day, as it developed through to its premiere performance at the Joyce Theater in 2003. It’s fun, touching and playful, and director Keigwin makes an approving cameo at the end.
KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s 10th Anniversary season runs October 29-November 3, 2013 at New York City’s Joyce Theater. “Mattress Suite” will be featured during the run, as will the New York premieres of new works “Canvas,” “Girls” and more. Tickets are available here.
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