Virtual Work


Special Projects

With the screen as our stage, KEIGWIN + COMPANY is committed to exploring new ways to create work and engage with audiences during this moment of isolation and change. Since March 2020, Artistic Director Larry Keigwin has jumped into the world of virtual dancemaking, utilizing the online platform to celebrate artistry and amplify connection with commissions from The Juilliard School, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, and Fire Island Dance Festival.

We are reinventing. Re-imagining. Remaking.

Bolero Juilliard, Commissioned by The Juilliard School

“A dramatized, collective diary of a day living under the pandemic, it is also a witty, moving celebration of art as a life force.” The Daily Beast

With our lives in disruption due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, our desire to connect and create work in collaboration has been amplified, even as we remain physically separate. Choreographer Larry Keigwin will develop a new digital dance in partnership with the full community of artists from The Juilliard School, bringing together 100+ dancers, musicians, singers, actors, faculty, and alumni to create a celebration of connection and community, shaped and informed by their individual artistry. Based on K+C’s acclaimed community work Bolero, created in 14 cities nationwide and soon to be a dance film in Bolero Seniors, Bolero Juilliard will showcase the talents and creativity of the country’s best young artists across discipline in a moving portrait of art-making and shared humanity amid physical isolation and uncertainty.

22 Rooms, Commissioned by Paul Taylor Dance Company

                                 

                               

                             

With traditional ways of dance-making and collaboration disrupted, our friends at the Paul Taylor Dance Company announce the premiere of 22 Rooms – the Company’s first virtually-made dance work – choreographed and directed by our own Larry Keigwin.

This pioneering new piece experiments with Taylor dancers, as well as iconic songs from the mid-twentieth century, showing intimate life moments as you are invited into the living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and corners of the dancers’ homes. At our collective moment of physical isolation and virtual ties, 22 Rooms reveals and accentuates our connections amid anxiety and loneliness. Guided by his brilliant eye and punctuated by his signature wit, Larry presents the Taylor dancers for the first time in a digital commission, allowing us all the opportunity to be inspired by the emotional sincerity the Taylor Company is known for.

This work was made possible by a generous gift from Jody & John Arnhold.

No Amusement, Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim

WPA Virtual Commission, Choreographed & Performed by Larry Keigwin & Nicole Wolcott. Edited by Nicole Wolcott.

Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim Co-presented by DANCECleveland, DANCENOW NYC, and The Kennedy Center.

Caged Birds Fly Free, Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim

WPA Virtual Commission, Choreographed & Performed by Larry Keigwin & Nicole Wolcott. Edited by Nicole Wolcott.

Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim Co-presented by DANCECleveland, DANCENOW NYC, and The Kennedy Center.

When the Sun Comes Out, Commissioned by Fire Island Dance Festival

When The Sun Comes Out was created by Larry Keigwin for Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival with generous support from Legacy Sponsors Albert Lepage & Durrell Parrish. This performance of When The Sun Comes Out was made possible by Titanium Sponsors Eli Milbaur & Ryan Cangello.