Larry Keigwin is a native New Yorker and choreographer who has danced his way from the Metropolitan Opera to downtown clubs to Broadway and back. He founded KEIGWINÂ +Â COMPANY in 2003 and as Artistic Director, Keigwin has led the company as it has performed at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City and across the country. KEIGWIN + COMPANY, presents Keigwinâ??s electrifying brand of contemporary dance on a myriad of stages including, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, New York City Center, among others. Since his companyâ??s premiere performance at Joyce Soho in 2003, Keigwin has created dozens of dances for himself and his dancers, as well as for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, New York Choreographic Institute, The Juilliard School, Vail International Dance Festival, and many others. His work in musical theater includes choreography for the 2011 production of the musical â??Tales of the Cityâ? at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and the new production of â??Rent,â? for which he received the 2011 Joe A. Callaway Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Keigwin recently choreographed the Broadway musical â??If/Then,â? starring Idina Menzel.
Keigwin has designed and choreographed special events including â??Fashionâ??s Night Out: The Showâ? in New York, which was produced by Vogue magazine and featured more than 150 of the industryâ??s top models. Keigwin also has mounted several versions of Bolero, his acclaimed large-scale community project that has been commissioned by communities across the country. Keigwin has created Keigwin Kabaret, a fusion of modern dance, vaudeville, and burlesque presented by the Public Theater at Joe's Pub and by Symphony Space.Â As a dancer, Keigwin has danced at the Metropolitan Opera in Doug Varoneâ??s â??Le Sacre Du Printempsâ? and Julie Taymorâ??s â??The Magic Flute,â? in addition to his work with Mark Dendy (receiving a Bessie Award in 1998 for his performance in â??Dream Analysisâ?), Jane Comfort, John Jasperse, Doug Elkins, Zvi Gotheiner, and David Rousseve.Â He appeared in the Broadway show â??Dance of the Vampiresâ?, the Off-Broadway show â??The Wild Partyâ? and the Julie Taymor, Oscar nominated film â??Across the Universe.â? Â He is a co-founder of the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, a multi-disciplinary festival designed to increase cultural opportunities in the region, as well as provide creative residencies to young, emerging choreographers. Keigwin is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.