Choreographer John Heginbotham, an acclaimed member of Mark Morris Dance Group, creates highly musical, imaginative, darkly comedic dance works. This presentation marks the NYC debut of his dynamic ensemble, Dance Heginbotham, performing new works that were developed in residence at BAC. In Twin (World Premiere), a work about the peculiarities of shared birth, a cast of vivid characters comes to life in a musical environment created by British electronica composer Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin). Closing Bell (N.Y. Premiere) is a rigorously athletic brainteaser of a dance set to a lively score by the contemporary American composer Tyondai Braxton.
Twin and Closing Bell were developed in residence at BAC with support from The Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Works (NEW) Program, The Enoch Foundation, and The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
"John Heginbotham's debut at Baryshnikov Arts Center"
"A Melting Pot of Music and Movement"
"John Heginbotham's Island of Misfit Toys"
John Heginbotham’s work has been performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Museum of Modern Art (with the art/pop group, Fischerspooner), and the New York and Toronto Fringe Festivals. He has created commissioned dances for the award-winning youth company The Wooden Floor (Santa Ana, CA), Big Apple Baroque, DanceNOW[NYC], the cabaret troupe Lady Rizo and the Assettes, and the rock band, NICKCASEY.
Upcoming projects include commissions from Long Island University and The Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and a production of Franz Schubert's Winterreise in collaboration with baritone Jesse Blumberg. Heginbotham is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and has danced in the companies of Susan Marshall, John Jasperse, and Pilobolus Dance Theater (guest artist). Heginbotham has been a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group since 1993, and is currently on faculty at the Mark Morris Dance Center. He is a founding teacher of Dance for PD (TM), a program initiated by MMDG and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
Photos by Julieta Cervantes