Distinguished dancer and choreographer Elizabeth Keen will perform her latest solo “The Song and the Short of It,” combining words and movement. IAN DOUGLAS PHOTO

New York-based choreographers to perform

LAMOINE — New York choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Keen, whose work has been featured in director Andrei Serban’s production of “The Fiery Angel” at L’Opera Bastille in Paris and Peter Hall’s “Salome” at Covent Garden in London, late this month will join another notable choreographer Meghan Fredericks in a week-long residency in town.

Lamoine Community Arts will host Keen and Fredericks will spend a week working on their respective projects and creating a duet that the two dancers will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall on Route 184. Admission is by donation. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing grange hall renovation.

In addition, Keen will perform her latest solo “The Song and the Short of It,” combining words and movement. Frederick will perform “YES,” an improvised, solo exploring myths of the feminine, the natural, and the sacred. She also will dance excerpts from a new work tentatively titled “Sometimes It Feels Like Praying.”

Keen began her career performing with the
famed Paul Taylor and Helen Tamiris/Daniel Nagrin dance companies, then choreographing for her own troupe, the Elizabeth Keen Dance Company, from the early 1960s to the 1980s, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts for national and regular Manhattan performances. She currently teaches in the Fordham/Ailey BFA Program and at Marymount Manhattan after long stints at The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, the Jose Limon Summer Dance Program and Perry-Mansfield School of Theatre and Dance in Colorado.

Meghan Frederick, who grew up in Lamoine, is now a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her choreography has been presented and supported by creative residencies throughout New York City and the Northeast. She also teaches dance to children and adults, as a Guest Artist at the Summer Festival of the Arts (SFOA). From 2008 through 2014, she was a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and has
performed with Liz Lerman, Carlye Eckert, Maya Orchin, Catherine Galasso, Kendra Portie, and as a guest with SUBCIRCLE Dance Company.

For more information, contact Carol Korty at 667-4441 or [email protected]

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