Bolero Senior Citizens Film

Special Projects


Inspired by Maurice Ravel’s iconic score, KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s Bolero incorporates 50 community members into a tableau of a specific region, examining and deconstructing local traits and stereotypes. A collaborative process with Artistic Director Larry Keigwin allows participants to discover their own creativity and physicality, while capturing the uniqueness of the locale.


Since 2007, K+C has developed Bolero in 11 communities, from NYC (The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts) to Sarasota (Ringling International Dance Festival), and has engaged more than 600 individuals. Now, we need your help to bring Bolero to the big screen!

In 2016, K+C will engage 30+ seniors in the dance-making process, creating Bolero Senior Citizens, a dance set in a pool in filmed Busby Berkley-style with a contemporary twist. A poignant exploration of getting older, Bolero Senior Citizens will showcase the singular personalities of its cast through dance, interviews, and intimate behind the scenes moments. With the creation of Bolero Senior Citizens, K+C will not only strive to promote health and well-being for a range of seniors, but also to de-mystify the creative process and encourage active participation in dance.