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DANCEworks spotlight:

Spotlight: Larry Keigwin The one and only Larry Keigwin will be bringing his eclectic and dynamic company back to Santa Barbara to compose a brand new work in honor of KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s tenth anniversary and the fifth anniversary of DANCEworks. While no one can forget 2010’s spectacular performance of No Exit and Bolero Santa Barbara, Larry and his company are sure to raise the bar with this eagerly-anticipated residency. DANCEworks Artistic Director Dianne Vapnek and Larry Keigwin go back a long way, with the SUMMERDANCE Festival, DANCEworks’ predecessor, playing an instrumental role in launching Keigwin’s career as a choreographer over ten years ago. “Larry is talented, witty, hardworking and hip, and has his finger on the pulse of contemporary America. He’s an ideal recipient of a DANCEworks residency and will make the most of it,” says Dianne with a smile. Since starting his own eponymous company in 2003, Larry’s star has continued to rise. His choreography is clever, sexy, daring, and undeniably cool. He’s put his signature spin on Broadway, ballet and beyond, bringing his refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sense of wit, style and heart to national and international audiences. In 2010, he was

include work with the pop band Fischerspooner, comedian Murray Hill, and as an associate choreographer for The Radio City Rockettes and the Off-Broadway musical The Wild Party. Larry loves to engage his fans and friends by involving them in exciting community projects. Bolero Santa Barbara serves as a stunning example of how K+C community outreach and education succeeds in physically engaging audiences and aspiring dancers (and non-dancers) in movement and the choreographic process. Dance maniacs can look forward to going inside the workings of one of today’s top professional dance companies though masterclasses, open rehearsals and unbelievable performance opportunities. K+C begins their residency on February 9 and runs through their sure-tobe-amazing performances on March 1 & 2.

“If you’ve never seen Keigwin + Company before,

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN THE PARTY.”

- James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

named the Vail International Dance Festival’s first artist-in-residence and staged the opening event of Vogue’s Fashion Week: “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show,” which featured over 150 top models. 2011 saw him choreographing the new musical Tales of the City, and the award-winning off-Broadway production of RENT. Other choreographic credits 3 8 | Back sta ge 2013 | lobe r o. c o m

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BACKSTAGE at the Lobero - Spring 13  

BACKSTAGE at the Lobero is the house publication of the historic Lobero Theatre, California's oldest continuously operating theatre.

BACKSTAGE at the Lobero - Spring 13  

BACKSTAGE at the Lobero is the house publication of the historic Lobero Theatre, California's oldest continuously operating theatre.