As part of ongoing efforts to promote cultural understanding and acceptance, the U.S. Embassy announced that KEIGWIN+COMPANY, an electrifying contemporary dance group from New York, will share its theatrical and exciting interpretation of dance with Ethiopians from March 6-16, 2017.
KEIGWIN+COMPANY will perform at the National Theatre on March 13 and conduct workshops with dance professionals and youths in Addis Ababa. The group also will travel to Hawassa and perform at Hawassa University on March 9.
KEIWGIN+COMPANY’s visit to Ethiopia is sponsored by DanceMotion USA, a program of the US Department of State and is produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
DanceMotion USA facilitates cultural exchange by promoting and fostering international dialogue about the arts with administrators and technical theater professionals. Through roundtable discussions and training workshops, DanceMotion USA encourages sharing of best practices and seeks to establish a network of global colleagues. The program also brings foreign artists to the US to collaborate with American artists, expanding the cross-cultural exchange.
Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Associate Director Nicole Wolcott, KEIGWIN + COMPANY create and presents Keigwin’s brand of contemporary dance.
Founder Larry Keigwin’s work in musical theater includes choreography for the 2011 production of the musical Tales of the City at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and the off-Broadway production of Rent, for which he received the 2011 Joe A. Callaway Award from the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation. In 2013, Keigwin choreographed the Broadway musical If/Then, starring Idina Menzel. He was most recently selected as one of the first choreographers to be commissioned by Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance.
KEIGWIN+COMPANY reach national and international audiences and invigorates diverse communities with a refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart.
Over the decade, KEIGWIN + COMPANY has presented performances throughout NYC and nationwide at venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Summerdance Santa Barbara, New York City Center, The Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and more.