(photo of Keigwin and Company, by Tom Caravaglia)
With all kinds of deadlines looming, I have very little time to blog, but briefly want to point to two shows this week at the Joyce in Chelsea. I saw Larry Keigwin‘s Elements last night. Fuller review is forthcoming but for now I’ll say I always find Keigwin’s work to be quirky, humorous (at times light, at times a bit twisted), very original, fun, at times silly on the surface but carrying an inner depth, and ultimately humanistic. It’s definitely worth seeing his unique take on water, fire, earth, and air — I particularly liked the first and last evocations the best. It’s showing Wednesday and Friday, while Robert Battle’s company, Battleworks, shows on alternating nights (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
I haven’t yet seen Battleworks but have loved Battle’s choreography for Alvin Ailey, the short Unfold and the third section of Love Stories so am looking forward to it.