Those who can’t do…watch. While I like to think of myself as a natural dancer with an innate understanding of rhythm and movement--the truth is my dance performances only take place in the comfort of my living room, as my cat and dog look on.
I have even taken a spill or two, thanks to my orange feline running between my feet as I attempted the latest dance steps. Sometimes, I have even been so bold as to take my moves to the public arena of a Zumba class.
For years now I haven’t missed a season of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance, and while I am not normally an admirer of the reality genre, there is something about watching the art of dance being performed by talented dancers and true athletes that I have come to admire and, let’s face it, swoon over.
Ballet, Contemporary, Broadway, and Jazz are just a few of the styles that I have come to adore. From sitting on the couch in my purple pajamas watching every episode of the beloved series to seeking out new and exciting theatrical performances, I have become a true and dedicated follower of the art form.
So, when I discovered that Keigwin + Company would be bringing their electrifying brand of contemporary choreography to the Historic Asolo Theater for RIAF 2014 I couldn’t wait to learn more about their performance. After a bit of cyber-“stalking” and YouTube watching I have come to discover that Artistic Director Larry Keigwin choreographs pieces that engage his audience with explosive energy and impressive technical skills.
Larry began his dance company in 2003 and has lead fantastic performances at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City. He encourages his dancers to use their emotions, expressing their inner feelings all the while delving deeper into the music.
If you’re a fan of all things dance, don’t miss the chance to see these talented performers take the stage and wow the audience with their witty and stylish compositions. It will be one of the many memorable moments on this year’s RIAF stage that you don’t want to miss. I know I’ll be there in my rightful place as a member of the audience or as I like to think of it, the ultimate fan of dance.