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Author:  Azlan [ Wed Mar 12, 2003 11:06 am ]
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Deborah Jowitt in the Village Voice:

Larry Keigwin dances like a faun—impish, slightly naughty, and possessed of a wonderfully strong and agile body. <a href= target=_blank>More</a>, in the second part of the article

Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:13 am ]
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Variety Shows

The Village Voice
April 26, 2004

n cabaret there are no "musts." We ask mainly that it be entertaining, and some of us like it offbeat and provocative. Larry Keigwin has his finger on our pulse, and his "Keigwin Kabaret: Channel Surfing" dishes up glamour, sex, music, and dance with kinky élan.
more in the second part of the linked article

Author:  Admin [ Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:23 am ]
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To Fall or Not To Fall

the Village Voice

Bright as in smart. A piece, 10th Floor, that Larry Keigwin choreographed in 1992 while still a student at Hofstra, shows that early on he already had a developed sense of form and a bold, clear palette of movement.

Author:  epist [ Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:15 pm ]
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Slashing Arms, blindingly fast and furious, sexy and fun, tough and sweet. Larry Keigwin's evening of works at the Duke for the 92 Y dance fest was an evening of edgy yet commerciable(is that a word?) dance that gives me hope for the future of the artform. standouts in the evening include his first ever piece of choreography from college with four men in wrestling singlets tearing up some of the toughest, sexy (maybe a little or even a LOT homoerotic) without being blatant or raunchy, very Ted Shawn just men dancing, to a score of a letter to a family member about their bipolarity if I remember correctly.
His gorgeous four part "mattress suite" Pitting Larry in white boxers against the inimitable Nicole Wolcott in white cotton bra and panties, they do the lovers dance on a queen mattress center stage bouncing slamming, spinning off of it and each other, she relentlessly pursuing, he dodging and parrying(sp?) what seems the usual I love you, come here, I'm angry with you, go away summation of 10 yrs of relationship in 3 minutes, and she does finally, walks out perturbed, fed up, done with it.
next scene, Larry, and an upright on its end mattress he now in tighty whiteys doing a dance of despair to bill withers. she's gone and what do I do now? and then we find out, as two boys, the feral alex gish and julian barnett tip the mattress over, they all muscle and sinew and sex in tighty whiteys as well for a playful male three way bouncing and twisting and flying over this mattress each of the three trying to seduce one of the others until Barnett has had enough and puts on his clothes and leaves as we find out why Keigwin and Wolcott's characters didn't work out... lights fade out and back up on the mattress back on end and now Wolcott has a solo against it as if it were a wall she's tied to. slinking, sliding, turning, falling, asserting independance and finally the three men lift her atop to carry her off.

lastly, to a string orchestration, the company in all Gatsbywear fights between cocktail polictics and romance and simian jane goodall ape like behaviour further devolving into lizardly passes and slashing legs runs across the entire back wall of the stage, seven feet up, lightening, quicksilver, fun, frolic, murder, passion. dark and sweet, light and muscular intensity, gravity defying flight and catches spin drop duck dive eat the space. Strings build ebb and flow as the men shed their sweaters, their ties, and lastly the exquisite Gish alone in Tennis shorts and muscle whirls again and again arms and legs extended 8 feet in either direction up and down over and over as the lights fade the other dancers coupled and collapsed.

Author:  corrival [ Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:24 am ]
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dear epist:
Thank you for your review. Wow, I'm tired just reading it. Sounds like the performance was fantastic.

Author:  ncgnet [ Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:15 am ]
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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
Mattress mambo: Bedroom is troupe’s beat
When Keigwin + Company premieres its newest dance at the Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge tonight, there will be plenty of “T and A,” as the saying goes. But there are men in the company as well, so the actual working title for the new piece is “T and D.”
More from the Herald...

From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Globe:
Larry Keigwin dances with risks
Choreographer tackles emotional subjects with boldness, wit

“Mattress Suite” is one of four witty, bold, and touching works that Keigwin’s popular troupe, Keigwin + Company, will perform when it makes its local debut at the Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge tonight and tomorrow. The program includes a world premiere -- a campy dance with serious overtones and an unprintable title that deals with gender stereotypes, as symbolized by Playboy Playmates and superheroes.

More from the Globe

Author:  ncgnet [ Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:52 am ]
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From Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:

Keigwin’s eccentricities hit, and miss, their mark
Larry Keigwin’s high-octane dances are a curious mix of the campy and the sublime -- curious, that is, in both senses of the word. With their roots as much in pop culture as modern dance, his works smack quirky movements together as they drill down to seek hot, elusive truths.

Some pull off the quest better than others. Of the dances CrashArts presented on Friday....

Author:  ncgnet [ Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:31 am ]
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From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix:
Species warp
Larry Keigwin at Zero Arrow

Larry Keigwin’s dance is mostly about sex: homosex, heterosex, kinky, tender, tragic, contentious, friendly, and even subliminal sex. Keigwin + Company, presented at Zero Arrow Theatre last weekend by CRASHarts, somehow fashions a unique take on this creatively tired subject. Keigwin even bundles a batch of sexual clichés into a dance with an unprintable title, Tits and Dicks, that refurbishes the clichés while it’s hawking them.


Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:25 pm ]
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Keigwin & Company will open a weeklong performance series at The Joyce Theatre in New York beginning Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Roslyn Sulcas discusses Larry Keigwin and his work in the New York Times.

NY Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:55 am ]
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In the New York Times, Gia Kourlas reviews the Thursday, October 31, 2013 performance of Keigwin & Company at New York's Joyce Theatre.

NY Times

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