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Trey McIntyre Project Farewell Performances

Jacob's Pillow June 25-29

By: Pillow - 01/07/2014
Jacob's Pillow June 25-29This June, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will host the final farewell performances of Trey McIntyre Project as a full-time dance company. Following its six-show engagement in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 25-29, the company will broaden its focus to include other new artistic projects.

Jacob's Pillow 2014

Schedule for Summer Season

By: Pillow - 01/06/2014
Schedule for Summer SeasonThe 82nd Festival season will feature more than 52 companies performing on three stages: the historic Ted Shawn Theatre; the intimate Doris Duke Theatre; and the open-air Henry J. Leir Stage, home to the Pillow’s free Inside/Out Performance Series, which served more than 21,000 community members last season. More than 350 free and ticketed dance performances, talks, tours, exhibits, films, classes, and community events will be offered June 14-August 24, 2014.

Kiss and Cry at ArtsEmerson

Hands On Dance

By: Charles Giuliano - 10/11/2013
Hands On DanceThe Belgian company Charleroi Danses presents Kiss and Cry a dance for animation and hands at the Majestic Theatre of ArtsEmerson. Performances continue through October 12. This is one of the most astonishing and original "dance" perrormances we have ever experienced.

Ailey II at Williams College

Residence and Performance

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/18/2013
Residence and PerformanceIn the program of Sandra Burton a major dance company is invited to reside at Willams College as an aspect of the fall curriculum. Last night at the "62 Center on its Main Stage there was a galvanic performance by Ailey II. The two hour program featured three works spanning from Revelations (1960) to Virtues (2012) and Streams (1970) in between.

‘Tanz im August’ in Berlin

A Fantastic 25th Season

By: Angelika Jansen - 09/02/2013
A Fantastic 25th SeasonGermany’s most celebrated Contemporary Dance Festival just closed after presenting for two weeks choreographers and companies from around the globe. All performed to sold out houses and on public stages. Where is contemporary dance heading? Berlin may have given many indications.

Martha Graham Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Program Ends 81st Season in Becket

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/24/2013
Program Ends 81st Season in BecketFor the final performances of the Jacob's Pillow 81st season we were presented with the full gamut of the iconic Martha Graham Company. The program was bracketed with her own works also including variations of her solo, Lamentations, and a galvanic, pathos inducing commissioned work Rust exploring torture and terrorism. From 1948 the program began with her Diversion of Angels from 1948 and ended with the visceral Rite of Spring which, at 89, she created in 1984.

Wendy Whelan at Jacob’s Pillow

World Premiere of Restless Creature

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/18/2013
World Premiere of Restless CreatureTall, slender and as tightly wound as a Swiss watch the body of Wendy Whelan, a dancer with the New York City Ballet since 1986, and principal dancer since 1991, is a precision instrument. Working with four male choreographers and partners Jacob's Pillow presented the world premiere of Restless Creature. She will tour with the new production for the coming months with a performance in Boston in March.

La Otra Orilla U.S. Debut at Jacob’s Pillow

Deconstructed Conceptual Flamenco

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/16/2013
Deconstructed Conceptual FlamencoWhile rooted in Spain, as a tradition of music and dance flamenco is performed by companies all around the globe. This is the first American appearance by the experimental Montreal based group La Otra Orill. At Jacobs's Pillow Dance Festival it features the co-artistic directors, solo dancer Myriam Allard and singer, Hedi Garja. They are accompanied by three musicians.

O Vertigo Danse at Jacob’s Pillow

La Vie qui bat Set to Reich’s Drumming

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/11/2013
La Vie qui bat Set to Reich’s DrummingIn 1971 Steve Reich composed "Drumming" a masterpiece of the Minimal style of music. In 1999, now regarded as an icon of contemporary dance, it was choreographed as La Vie qui bat (The Beat of Life) by Ginette Laurin. It was retired and is now revived by O Vertigo Danse and Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) seen with live music at Jacob's Pillow Dance.

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