A Secret Passage Way  -  2014
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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Pillow

82nd Season Ends with Neo Classical Modernism

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/25/2014
82nd Season Ends with Neo Classical ModernismThe 82nd season of Jacob's Pillow Dance ended with the fifth Berkshire performance of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. With a program of works by three choreographers the company conflated classical traditions and contemporary variations. Post season we anticipate the annual collaboration with Mass MoCA.

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Jacob’s Pillow

Conflating Classical Ballet and Post Modernism

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/12/2014
Conflating Classical Ballet and Post ModernismWhen Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook diverted from major careers in dance to teach classical ballet in Harlem there was a complex mandate. That was 1968 in the midst of civil rights and social/ political change. In 1970 Dance Theatre of Harlem first performed at Jacob's Pillow. They have returned many times as they have this week with a program of three diverse works.

Hubbard Street at Jacob’s Pillow

Eclectic Chicago Dance Company

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/05/2014
Eclectic Chicago Dance CompanyA Jacob's Pillow favorite Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returned to Becket with an eclectic program of four pieces by different choreographers. The music ranged from minimalist, Steve Reich, North African, and can you believe it, hilariously, Dean Martin.

Trey McIntyre Project’s Final Bows

Company Disbands at Jacob’s Pillow

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/01/2014
 Company Disbands at Jacob’s PillowThe final performance of the now disbanded, Iowa based, Trey McIntyre Project was followed by one of the longest and most raucous ovations we have ever encountered at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Theatre. The audiece was thrilled by a two part peformance based on the macabre innustrations of Edward Gorey and the magnificent music of the British rock group Queen. What a fitting send off for a superb dance company.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow, July 9-13.

By: Pillow - 06/18/2014
Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow, July 9-13.Dance Theatre of Harlem, led by Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, performs Donald Byrd’s smooth yet power-packed contemporary ballet Contested Space, which features a plethora of solos and duets. past-carry-forward, created for DTH by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, conveys the spirit and significance of the Harlem Renaissance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Returns to Jacob's Pillow July 2-6

By: Pillow - 06/15/2014
Returns to Jacob's Pillow July 2-6Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing a sensational mixed-bill program. Directed by Glenn Edgerton, the 18-member company performs the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, and Jiří Kylián’s vivid Falling Angels, a stark all-female work danced to “Drumming” by contemporary composer Steve Reich.

Trey McIntyre Project at Jacob's Pillow

Related Events for June 25-29

By: Pillow - 06/07/2014
Related Events for June 25-29A bold company with a strong Jacob’s Pillow history including five engagements since 2005, Trey McIntyre Project will make its final appearance as a fulltime dance ensemble June 25-29 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. In addition there are a number of free events as the season commences in Becket

Mark Morris Dancers Acis and Galatea

Nymphs and Shepherds Frolic at Boston's Shubert Theatre

By: David Bonetti - 05/18/2014
Nymphs and Shepherds Frolic at Boston's Shubert TheatreNobody can set Baroque opera to dance better than Mark Morris, but his latest effort, a joyful Handel opera, often seemed dialed-in. Still, it was Mark Morris and it was filled with delights.

The Joffrey Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Polish Choreographer Kryzsztof Masterful

By: Susan Hall - 05/12/2014
Polish Choreographer Kryzsztof MasterfulRomeo and Juliet is the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays which have been transformed into ballets. The Kenneth Macmillan choreography is seen most frequently and was made into a film which clearly set a barre for conventional presentation, although of course Macmillan allowed dancers to be dragged across the stage, which was both sumptuous and glamorous. The texture of the Joffrey production was rich, but rich mainly in its emotional variety and stunning dancers. No holds barred in this new production, but it is thrilling as it takes off from pointe work, always grounded and inviting.

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