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Chapter 1

Keerati Jinakunwiphat

Good Island (Excerpt)

For everyone 8 and up

In Good Island, a group of powerful men explore the limits of rambunctiousness, sensitivity and competition. Choreographer Keerati Jinakunwiphat harnesses the raw energy of her dancers to tell a story of high physicality and human connection.

Choreographed by

Keerati Jinakunwiphat

Featuring dancers

Joshua Dunn, Paul Giarratano, Leo Hishikawa, Claude ‘CJ’ Johnson, Javon Jones, Jae Neal and Logan Pedon

Additional Credits

Hosted by
Patrick Ferreri

Sign Language Interpretation provided by
Hands On, Inc.

Interpreter Director
John McGinty

Sign Language Interpreter
Candace Broecker-Penn

Audio Description provided by
Laura H. Congleton

Archival video of Good Island
Filmed at Battery Dance

Learn & Engage

About the Company

As a creator, Keerati Jinakunwiphat looks to organize her storytelling with movement vocabulary that investigates high physicality, connectivity between individuals, strong musicality, and spirited oddity. The company develops intertwining, dynamic correspondence between characters in a celebration of diversity and individuality. Alongside many inspirations from film, literature, and visual art, she continues to explore different means of unique movement translation and invention. Keerati creates to develop relatability, evoke interpretation and stimulate.

From the Choreographer
Good Island (2016) is a place where Lord of the Flies meets Where The Wild Things Are. Together, these powerful men explore different degrees of rambunctiousness, sensitivity and competition.

Choreographer Bio
Keerati Jinakunwiphat, originally from Chicago, received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. She has additionally studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Springboard Danse Montreal. She has worked with and performed works of artists such as Kyle Abraham, Nicole von Arx, Trisha Brown, Jasmine Ellis, Shannon Gillen, Andrea Miller, Kevin Wynn and Doug Varone. Keerati began working with Abraham.In.Motion in 2016. As a freelance choreographer, Keerati has presented her own choreographic works at the American Dance Guild Festival, Triskellion Arts, Dixon Place, Battery Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Festival and the Joyce Theater. She has been commissioned to set and create works on the Evanston Dance Ensemble, the Martha Graham School, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and Kyle Abraham/A.I.M.

For Educators: Summer Partnership

As part of our free Summer Education Partnership, schools and camps receive access to Teacher Resources like Classroom Workshops and our New Victory School Tool Resource Guide.

Watch a Talk-Back Video

Join choreographer Keerati Jinakuniphat, as well as Argelia Arreola and Martin Rodriguez from Chapter 2, as they answer questions about their work submitted by summer camp kids and families watching New Victory Dance.

Audio-Described Talk-Back

About New Victory Dance

A celebration of dance in all its forms, our annual summer dance series features exciting NYC dance companies alongside unique opportunities to see and engage in a wide variety of dance styles.

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Dancers from Keerati Jinakunwiphat's Good Island
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Support

New Victory Dance Supporters

New Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.

Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation | Howard Gilman Foundation | Harkness Foundation for Dance | Mertz Gilmore Foundation | public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council | the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Jerome Robbins Foundation