Tag Archive for Jacob’s Pillow

Choreographer Kyle Abraham to Unveil New Work at MASS MoCA

Kyle Abraham The Watershed 2

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and Sunday, October 19, at 3pm. Tackling subject matter from the…

(Dance Review) LeeSaar The Company, Jacob’s Pillow, 8.20.14

Candice Schnurr of LeeSaar The Company in 'Grass and Jackals' (photo Jamie Kraus)

  LeeSaar The Company Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket, Mass. Wednesday-Sunday, August 20-24, 2014 Review by Seth Rogovoy (BECKET, Mass., Thursday, August 21, 2014) – They apparently saved the best for last this season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, as LeeSaar The Company dazzled in its evening length production of “Grass and Jackals” in the…

Aspen Santa Fe, LeeSaar and More to Bring Down Curtain at Jacob’s Pillow

LeeSaar the Company (photo Denise Cerniglia)

(BECKET, Mass.) – While Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and LeeSaar The Company both perform from Wednesday, August 20, through Sunday, August 24, 2014 – in the Ted Shawn Theatre and the Doris Duke Theatre, respectively – the curtain officially comes down on the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with a Festival Finale event on Saturday,…

Contemporary Brazilian Troupe to Unveil World Premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

Scene from 'Na Pista' (photo Gregory Lorenzutti)

(BECKET, Mass.) – The street life of Rio will pervade Jacob’s Pillow this week when Companhia Urbana de Dança returns for a five-show engagement in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Wednesday, August 13, through Sunday, August 16, 2014. The troupe brings a program of contemporary hip-hop dances never before seen by Pillow audiences, including the thought-provoking,…

Dance-Theatre Work ‘Stardust’ by David Roussève/REALITY Premieres at Jacob’s Pillow

Scene from 'Stardust' (photo Yi-Chun Wu)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Bringing a contemporary variation on the traditional coming of age story, David Roussève/REALITY comes to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with the company’s latest dance-theatre work, Stardust, running from Wednesday, August 6, through Sunday, August 10, 2014, in the Doris Duke Theatre. The 80-minute piece explores the world of a young, gay, African-American…

Evening-Length Work Fuses Urban and Classical Influences at Jacob’s Pillow

KYLE ABRAHAM PAVEMENT

(BECKET, Mass.) – Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform its evening-length dance piece, Pavement, about the decline of inner-city black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow from Wednesday, August 21, through Sunday, August 25, 2013.  The diverse music used in the work range from classical greats such as Johann Christian Bach and…

Montreal Troupe Dances to Live Steve Reich Score at Jacob’s Pillow

La Vie que Bat

(BECKET, Mass.) – O Vertigo Danse and members of the Québec Contemporary Music Society bring La Vie Qui Bat (The Beat of Life), a powerful multi-disciplinary work, to the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, from Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Founded by renowned choreographer Ginette Laurin in 1984, O…

New Israeli Dance Company Makes U.S. Debut at Jacob’s Pillow

Sharon Eyal

(BECKET, Mass.) – L-E-V, the contemporary dance company founded by Israel-based co-creators and artistic directors Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, will make its U.S. debut in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from Wednesday, July 24, to Sunday, July 28, 2013. The company performs the U.S. premiere of HOUSE, a hypnotic evening-length…