Looking back on 2017, I can easily say that this year has been one of my favorites for KEIGWIN + COMPANY. With a return to the stage in the sold-out run of Places Please! at Joe’s Pub, to the world premiere of Bolero Texas with a cast of 50 Texans, to engaging audiences from New York to Ethiopia — this year has reinvigorated and reinforced the scope and mission of the work we do. You are a vital part of our community, which fueled our inspiration to bring the joy of dance to communities worldwide.
In the upcoming year, I am especially looking forward to several inspiring projects that will take the company on an 8-city tour and engage new communities in the creative process. And oh yeah, I’ll be dancing and teaching up a storm as well. Here is a snapshot of what we have cooking for 2018 and I ask you now to show your support by making a year-end contribution to K+C.
K+C Celebrates Bernstein
We are joining the worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial by touring an electrifying evening of dance, set entirely to the music of this legendary composer. The performance includes two world premieres set to Bernstein’s early works, Piano Trio and Sonata For Clarinet and Piano. Full of melodic flourishes and surprises, the dancers of K+C reflect the youthful enthusiasm of Bernstein’s rarely heard compositions. K+C audience favorites, Episodes and Waterfront, which premiered in 2014 at the Kennedy Center, will round out the program.
Places Please! – On The Road
K+C co-founder, Nicole Wolcott, and I look forward to touring our acclaimed evening-length duet, Please Please!, to new venues across the country. Certainly, it feels great to be back on stage but I am even more grateful for the opportunity to share our story with audiences near and far.
This past year, K+C had the life-changing opportunity to teach, perform, and engage with communities around the globe including 3 countries in Africa. These precious moments of collaboration have bolstered my belief that community engagement is more important now than ever. In 2018, we will expand our educational and community initiatives with a brand new project, Dance At The Gym. With the orchestral score of Bernstein’s celebrated music from West Side Story as our muse, we will create a new community dance in collaboration with local participants in NYC, Colorado and Minneapolis.
I am filled with pride and gratitude for the opportunity to share our work and enrich the lives of others. I ask you now to make a contribution so we can reach new communities and further expand our mission of creation, engagement, and the joy of dance. Thank you for being a part of K+C.
With warm wishes,
If you would prefer to send a check, please make it payable to:
KEIGWIN + COMPANY, 8 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027.
We are now partnering with AmazonSmile and anytime you purchase something from Amazon be sure to use this link:
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers and this link will allow you to choose us. You can now take part in helping KEIGWIN + COMPANY by simply shopping online.