The Fandango

"As the dancers strutted like flamingos and twitched their shoulders to the resounding percussion, their costumes — black collared shirts tucked into spandex briefs — captured something essential about them and about Mr. Heginbotham in general, at once vulnerable and buttoned-up." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times 

The Fandango is performed to the "Fandango" from Luigi Boccherini's "Guitar Quintet in D Major," scored for string quartet, classical spanish guitar, and castanets. 

Premiere: June 17, 2016
Brookfield Place
River to River Festival,  New York, NY

The Fandango was co-commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Arts Brookfield and developed as part of LMCC's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was presented as part of the River To River Festival 2016.

John Heginbotham

8 dancers, 6 musicians

Music : 
Luigi Boccherini

Lighting Design:
Nicole Pearce

Costume Design: 
Maile Okamura

Run Time: 
7 minutes

Photos by Amber Star Merkens