June 1-11, 2017
Thursdays thru Sundays at 8pm
Keen [No. 2] builds upon Baldwin’s recently premiered Keen (Part 1) for the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT. Keen grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief. Baldwin and her all-woman cast mine the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love.
Choreographed by Ivy Baldwin. Performed by Eleanor Smith, Katie Workum, Ivy Baldwin, with Anna Adams Stark, Katie Dean, Marya Wethers, Dia Dearstyne, Heather Olson, Kay Ottinger, Tara Sheena, and Tara Willis. Set Design by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. Score by Justin Jones. Lighting design by Chloë Z. Brown. Costume design by Mindy Nelson. Ivy Baldwin Dance creative producer: Meredith Boggia.
"Her Longtime Dancer Died. Instead of Moving On, She Embraced Loss" - Siobhan Burke, New York Times
"World premiere: Ivy Baldwin Dance presents Keen [No. 2]" - Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody
"IMPRESSIONS: Ivy Baldwin Dance's Keen [No.2] at Abrons Art Center" - Trina Mannino, Dance Enthusiast
Death And Grief Share Center Stage In Keen [No. 2]" - Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice
"In Performance: Ivy Baldwin Dance, Keen [No. 2]" - Philip Gates, contemporaryperformance.com