Events: "82 Decibels" this weekend, 9/17 and 9/19

82 DECIBELS by Larry Keigwin
Sun, Sept. 17, 1:30 and 5:00 PM
Tues., Sept 19, 6 PM
Tobacco Warehouse in Empire Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park

“A wacky romp for 25 pedestrians and dancers, inspired by the actual sound level at the Tobacco Warehouse, and by the nature of city sidewalk traffic. Expanded from the seven-minute work Keigwin created for last year’s BREAKING GROUND- A Dance Charrette.”

From NY Times:

Last summer Dancing in the Streets presented its first “dance charrette,” in which five choreographers were asked to fashion a short dance for a site they were told about only five days before. There has already been a second installment this summer, but a hit from the 2005 show, Larry Keigwin’s “82 Decibels,” will be presented again this week in expanded form (20 minutes, not 7) at the 2005 site, the picturesque Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Last year this involved 23 dancers gabbing into cellphones and being propelled horizontally along one of the warehouse’s brick walls. Today at 1:30 and 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m., rain or shine, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, (212) 635-3505 or

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