Keigwin + Company (+ Friends) #ShareTheMattress
Here's some happy Friday news: The awesome Keigwin + Company, home to some of contemporary dance's coolest kids, is turning 10!
To celebrate, the group, which performs at the Joyce Theater next week, has been releasing a series of videos paying tribute to the company's first big hit, Mattress Suite. The original piece, created after Larry Keigwin watched Keigwin + Co co-founder Nicole Wolcott jump around on her bed, tells a series of relationship stories on, yes, a big ol' mattress.
The #ShareTheMattress video campaign features some very familiar dance faces having cute mattress-y fun. But it isn't just for the pros. The company wants everyone to share their own mattress videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube. (Just be sure to use the #ShareTheMattress hashtag.)
Check out a few of our favorite videos from the series below—and click here for tickets to Keigwin + Company's 10th anniversary season.
Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott:
Harper and Baby Colson:
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: