Keen Dance Theatre, Kentucky’s premier Black contemporary/modern dance company, was born out of John Keen’s desire to have an outlet to perform works that challenge stereotypes and break social barriers. Although the company (created in 2008) flourished in New York, KDT moved to Keen’s hometown of Louisville in 2014. KDT believes that energy is contagious and aspires to empower, uplift, and connect with audience members through dance. Rooted in Black dance expression, KDT is more than just movement—it is storytelling.

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