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Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's PillowPaul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22Jacob's Pillow Dance Unveils Vision '22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge recently unveiled Vision '22, a strategic approach for the Pillow's development over the next five years, through 2022. Vision '22 is a blueprint for enabling the Pillow to become a year-round center for dance creation and to more robustly serve artists and audiences alike. (more...)

Pilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalPilobolus Dance Theater Premieres Site-Specific Work at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Celebrating the power of Jacob's Pillow's natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow's iconic outdoor Inside/Out performance space, set against the Berkshire hills. The program featuring the world premiere and On the Nature of Things will kick off the Festival's 2017 free Inside/Out performance series with an extended three-day run, June 21-23. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLLJacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

Portland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival DebutPortland Based NW Dance Project Makes Its Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Known for its "cutting-edge contemporary work" (Jason Vondersmith, The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob's Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents: Post-Traumatic-Monster by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands; At Some Hour You Return by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Ji?i Pokorný; Le Fil Rouge by 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and MemoryHouse by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper. (more...)

PRACTICING SERIES at Grace Farms Explores Silence With Diverse Group of ArtistsPRACTICING SERIES at Grace Farms Explores Silence With Diverse Group of Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Practicing Silence, a year-long interdisciplinary workshop exploring the many meanings of silence, will bring together an interdisciplinary team of artists and scholars at Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut from June 13 to 17. For the past several months, participants have engaged a rigorous, creative process fueled by experiential and contemplative research, including a visit to The Cooper Union's anechoic chamber. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening GalaJacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance CompanyJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Adds Two New Opportunities to Experience Trisha Brown Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival has added two more opportunities for audiences to experience Trisha Brown Dance Company. Originally a five-performance run, August 16-19 in the Ted Shawn Theatre, the Pillow has added a Thursday matinee to the company's schedule. Members of Trisha Brown Dance Company will also perform the site-specific work Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 13, a co-presentation of Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Clark. An icon of American dance with extensive Jacob's Pillow connections spanning more than 30 years, choreographer Trisha Brown died March 18, 2017. In a New York Times obituary, chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay wrote “Few dance inventors have so combined the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance as Ms. Brown did, and few have been as influential. Her choreography…helped shape generations of modern dance creators into the 21st century.” (more...)

Nadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the BoroughsNadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw announce the U.S. premiere of Amir Nizar Zuabi's Oh My Sweet Land (September/October), an intimate solo play that will be staged in private homes and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife PerformancesMetropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

Peak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by WomenPeak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. The season as a whole, and the nine premieres that comprise it, make a timely contribution to national and international conversations about women's agency. All performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair. (more...)

Montclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To WomenMontclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by WomenPeak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarterQuincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Liz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardLiz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field.  Long ago dubbed the “Democrat of Dance” by Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post, Lerman's extraordinary career of the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking work. Established in 2007, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award's previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Site ExpansionJacob's Pillow Announces Site Expansion
by Molly Tracy - Mar 21, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. (more...)

Amy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak PerformancesAmy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the world premiere of Quixote, from composer-librettist Amy Beth Kirsten and director-designer Mark DeChiazza, March 23-26. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, continues its season with Juilliard Dances Repertory featuring Richard Alston's Sheer Bravado; Nacho Duato'sPor Vos Muero; and Mark Morris's V.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK TourBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Participate in 10x10 Upstreet Arts FestivalJacob's Pillow to Participate in 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boston-based contemporary dance theater company Danza Organica, directed by choreographer and Jacob's Pillow Dance Creative Development Residency Artist Marsha Parrilla, will host a free Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop followed by a lecture/demonstration performance of Parrilla's work Running in Stillness. (more...)

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