Dance

(Dance Review) Jane Comfort and Co. at Jacob’s Pillow

Jane Comfort and Company (photo Arthur Elgort)

JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL Jane Comfort and Company June 29-July 3, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., June 30, 2011) — “It’s always a surprise with Jane,” said Ella Baff, executive director of Jacob’s Pillow, as she welcomed audiences to Jane Comfort and Company’s performance in the Doris Duke Theatre on Thursday night. On…

(Dance Review) Norway’s Carte Blanche at Jacob’s Pillow

Carte Blanche in 'Love' (photo Christopher Duggan)

Carte Blanche in ‘Love’ (photo Christopher Duggan) JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL CARTE BLANCHE Ted Shawn Theatre June 30, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass.) – Over the past few years, audiences at Jacob’s Pillow and around the world have seen a number of artists whose names are tied to Ohad Naharin, artistic director of…

(Dance Review) Keigwin + Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Keigwin + Company dancers (photo by Christopher Duggan)

Keigwin + Company dancers (photo by Christopher Duggan) Jacob’s Pillow Dance Keigwin + Company June 22-26, 2011 Review by Anna Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., June 23, 2011) – It is not uncommon to leave a theater after a contemporary dance performance and overhear one patron say to another, “I didn’t get it.” As dance has become…

Jacob’s Pillow Kicks off 2011 Season with Lively, Diverse Gala

Text and photos by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., June 19, 2011) – The Jacob’s Pillow season opening gala is always a high point of the season, both for the programming, which serves as a kind of sampler for the work that goes on at the Pillow, including the educational component as well as a sprinkling…

Jacob’s Pillow 2011 Season Opening Gala

by Anna Rogovoy, Chief Dance Critic, The Rogovoy Report (BECKET, Mass., June 20, 2011) – The Jacob’s Pillow Season Opening Gala is unique and surprising in the broad scope of work represented in one evening of performances. And yet how could it be otherwise? How else to represent the dynamic range of programming that Executive…