Keigwin + Company, a New York City dance troupe under the direction of Larry Keigwin, returns to the Joyce Theater June 12-17, with two world premieres, Twelve Chairs and Contact Sport.

Keigwin’s choreography combines personal narrative, athleticism, and psychology, to produce charming dramas that move the viewer to care about the characters, and what happens next.

So often in dance the performers come across as machines — not so here.

Photographs: Stephen Wise