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KEIGWIN + COMPANY Launches #ShareTheM​atress Series….

September 15, 2013
photo credit: Whitney Browne

photo credit: Whitney Browne

Acclaimed choreographer Larry Keigwin and his contemporary dance troupe KEIGWIN + COMPANY kick off a fun new video series: #ShareTheMattress, which features Keigwin and a variety of well-known creative artists dancing and playing on their beds in tribute to Keigwin’s best-known work on its 10th anniversary, and to encourage viewers to indulge their creative inspirations.

Keigwin created his signature piece “Mattress Suite” in 2003 after watching dancer Nicole Wolcott jumping around playfully on her bed.  The two dragged her mattress onto the floor; developed choreography inspired by Wolcott’s moves, and created a narrative that blossomed into a full-fledged work set to popular songs and classical music.  The piece was a hit with critics and audiences.

Keigwin and Wolcott recreate their initial burst of creativity in the above video. It’s the first of ten that will roll out through October, featuring creative young artists and well-known luminaries in the dance, fashion and music worlds as they sway, jump and twirl on their own beds.  Viewers are encouraged to make and share their own videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube with the hashtag #ShareTheMattress. KEIGWIN + COMPANY will feature submitted videos on its website.

KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s 10th Anniversary season runs October 29-November 3, 2013 at New York City’s Joyce Theater.  “Mattress Suite” will be featured in each performance.  Tickets are available here.  [Next week’s video features fashion designer and “Project Runway” breakout star Austin Scarlett.]

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