D.R.E.A.M RING Now Accepting Applications for Street Dance Competition in Partnership with Jacob's Pillow and Berkshire Museum

In partnership with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Berkshire Museum, D.R.E.A.M. RING is now accepting applications for the Friday, July 22 street dance competition at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2016.

Brooklyn-based Flex dance pioneer and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 artist Reggie 'Regg Roc' Gray hosts a D.R.E.A.M. RING event that honors the culture of the street dance community, encouraging dancers to "battle" with an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and storytelling. Open to all dance styles and experiences levels (ages 12+), the D.R.E.A.M. RING dance competition offers a chance for groups, pairs, and solo artists to show their skills and hone their performance techniques with masters of the field.

The D.R.E.A.M. RING event will include a day filled with free activities including a master class with flex artists, an interactive conversation, and opportunities to compete or be an audience member in the D.R.E.A.M. RING dance competition. This event is an opportunity for participants of all ages to work closely with artists who are working to eliminate barriers to dance and bring awareness to social justice issues.

To apply and to find out more information please visit:
https://www.jacobspillow.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DREAMRING.pdf

D.R.E.A.M. RING (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) is about being a part of a supportive community, offers the opportunity to share and learn from fellow dancers, and is open to all ages and experience levels. The community is encouraged to participate in the D.R.E.A.M. RING format, the distinctive battle styles (tag-team and two-man), share experiences, and learn about the world of the D.R.E.A.M. RING.

Applications for the D.R.E.A.M. RING dance competition are accepted until July 15; the D.R.E.A.M. RING event will take place on Friday, July 22 at 1pm.

ABOUT THE PILLOW

Jacob's Pillow, celebrating its 84th Festival in 2016, is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest-running international dance festival. Each Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, and events. The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S., encompasses the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance, as well as an Intern Program in various disciplines of arts administration, design, video, and production. The Pillow's extensive Archives, open year-round to the public, chronicle more than a century of dance in photographs, programs, books, costumes, audiotapes, and videos. Year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults through public classes, residencies in area schools, and an extensive schedule of free public events. Through Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion®, a nationally-recognized program, Artist Educators work with Berkshire County teachers and students grades K-12, transforming curricula such as biology, literature, and history into kinesthetic and creative learning experiences. Creative Development Residencies, in which dance companies are invited to live and work at the Pillow and enjoy unlimited studio time; choreography commissions; and the annual $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award all support visionary dance artists and choreographers. The Pillow's digital initiatives are aimed at expanding global audiences for dance and offers the opportunity to experience dance and Jacob's Pillow from anywhere in the world via online interactive exhibits, global video networks, and social media. An important part of the Pillow's digital presence, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive is a curated online video collection of dance highlights from 1933 to today. On March 2, 2011, President Obama honored Jacob's Pillow with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government, making the Pillow the first dance presenting organization to receive this prestigious award. For more information, visit www.jacobspillow.org.



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