Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Friday, October 23, 2009

Known for provocative, witty, and theatrical dances, KEIGWIN + COMPANY performs Elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), each of which "have a deeply satisfying physicality" (Metro New York).

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Larry Keigwin, Artistic Director


"The kinetic delight of Keigwin's high-powered dancing is infectious, and he doesn't shy away from the ‘e' word: entertainment."
--Dance Magazine
"Dances that are smart, pithy, and peculiar"
--The Village Voice
The provocative, witty, and theatrical dances of the fresh new voice on the dance scene, New York–based KEIGWIN + COMPANY, explore contemporary life and pop culture with works that are accessible and entertaining while remaining innovative and intelligent. The New York Times says, "Keigwin achieves astonishing feats of dancing…a parcel of pure explosive energy mediated by impressive technical skills."
In their Kennedy Center debut on October 22 & 23, KEIGWIN + COMPANY presents the D.C. premiere of Elements, a work comprised of four suites underscored by a wide variety of music, from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major and Philip Glass's "Channels and Winds" to Devo's "Whip It" and hip hop. Each suite is inspired by one of nature's basic building blocks: Earth, Fire, Air, and Water. Artistic Director Larry Keigwin applies his signature imagination to loose, multiple interpretations of the elements, bending and twisting them into a sublime movement theater by turns funny, sentimental, and paradoxical.
Performance Timing:  Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Explore the Arts: Post-performance discussion on Thursday, October 22, FREE with your performance ticket.

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