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#ShareTheMattress with Matt Baker & Ashley Browne | KEIGWIN + COMPANY….

October 30, 2013
#ShareTheMattress with Matt Baker & Ashley Browne | KEIGWIN + COMPANY Photo: Whitney Browne

#ShareTheMattress with Matt Baker & Ashley Browne | KEIGWIN + COMPANY Photo: Whitney Browne

It’s opening week for Keigwin + Company’s 10th Anniversary Season at New York City’s Joyce Theater, and time for the final entry in the group’s viral #ShareTheMattress video series.  This week’s video not only pays homage to Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and company co-founder Nicole Wolcott, but also previews a little bit of what audiences will see on opening night October 29 (which is, sorry, sold out!), and throughout the run of the season that ends Nov 3 (tickets going fast!).

In the video, company dancers Matt Baker and Ashley Browne return to the place where Keigwin and Wolcott initially conceived the idea for “Mattress Suite,” the rollicking and poignant dance that explores one couple’s relationship through courtship, exploration and dissolution set to pop standards and classical music.  Baker and Browne, clad in black-and-white underwear, reenact the playful development of the piece as Keigwin watched Wolcott jump on her bed with abandon before dragging the mattress to the floor to develop movements based on the jumps.  The dancers also reflect the resulting choreography from that day, as it developed through to its premiere performance at the Joyce Theater in 2003. It’s fun, touching and playful, and director Keigwin makes an approving cameo at the end.

Keigwin 10 year logo


10th Anniversary Season

Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2013

Joyce Logo

175 Eighth Ave.


“Mattress Suite” will be featured during the run.

Tickets are available here.


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