Taylor + Keigwin
Part of: Paul Taylor Dance Company
Set during the Great Depression, Black Tuesday brings to life the valiant souls of the ’30s. With the backdrop of Shantytown, vaudevillians, pimps, doughboys, showgirls, and other characters populate the streets, portraying both its terrible effects of the era and the nation’s can-do spirit.
Larry Keigwin’s new work for the Taylor Company Drum Circle is an exhilarating percussive journey through different styles of dance. Set to original music by William Contanzaro, this thrilling performance will feature Contanzaro’s band CHAIN live on stage, adding a dynamic and immersive dimension to the choreography. Following the immense success of Rush Hour, Larry Keigwin’s artistic prowess once again shines through Taylor dancers.
“It takes a genius to upstage another genius, and that’s just about what Paul Taylor accomplished in his deliciously berserk dance version of Igor Stravinsky’s hallowed, epoch-making score [Le Sacre de Printemps]… Taylor uses this musical masterpiece as if it were simply a fiendishly interesting piece of music… in devising a dance charade of ever so brittle, arch and waspish humor.” – Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post
Black Tuesday (songs from the Great Depression)
Drum Circle (music by William Catanzaro)
Le Sacre de Printemps (The Rehearsal) (music by Igor Stravinksy)