Summer Previews Dance Calendar


Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Dance Omi Salon

The Studio Barns: intersection of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent, N.Y.

Saturday, July 23: Part of Art Omi, diverse group of dancers from all over the world take part in a forum to share individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month, intimate evening of live performance, free, 5-6:30 p.m..

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields

The Fields Sculpture Park

Saturday, Aug. 6: Omi's dance residents show, works created in collaboration with each other during their stay at Omi, free, 2-4 p.m.

Dewey Memorial Hall

91 Main St., Sheffield, Mass. sheffieldcontradance, 860-672-6101

Saturday, June 25: Strawberry Season Contra Dance, music by Boston-based Anadama, caller Fern Bradley; beginner/ family lesson at 7:30 p.m., contra dances at 8 p.m., no partner necessary, all levels welcome. Requested donation: students $8, adults $10-15, family maximum $25.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass., 413-243-0745.


Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, Aug. 28: "Moving Still," exhibition focusing on large-format images by photographer Lois Greenfield. Open daily, Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday through Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Norton Owen Reading Room.

Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, Aug. 28: "Hirschfeld on the Move." One of Al Hirschfeld's (1903-2003) last masterworks, a commissioned study of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow, and nine decades of other dance images. Open one hour prior to each performance in the lobby of the Doris Duke Theatre.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Saturday, June 18: Season Opening Gala, featuring world premiere created by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky.

Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in a program featuring the 13-member ensemble's versatility and artistic range.

Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3: Che Malambo, an evening-length display of the 17th century-styled competitive duel of Malambo, a test of strength, agility, and speed.

Wednesday, July 6 - Sunday, July 10: Gauthier Dance.

Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an international force in contemporary dance

Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24: BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company.

Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31: Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks, with Brooklyn Rider, an evening of intimate solos and duets.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Sunday, Aug. 7: Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, all-male company of 12 dancers from Algeria and Burkina Faso who combine capoeira, martial arts, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 14: Dorrance Dance, new evening-length work ETM: Double Down.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 20: "Flexn," Flex is an electrifying street dance, characterized by pausing, snapping, gliding, hat tricks, "bone breaking," animation, and contortion.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Pacific Northwest Ballet, program showcasing the company's technical precision and light, radiant, musical dancing."

Doris Duke Theatre

Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26: Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, a program of flamenco dance and powerful live music.

Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3: Bereishit Dance Company, a highly-physical program blending innovative partnering, extraordinary isolations, and moments of theatricality with a fresh perspective.

Wednesday, July 6 - Sunday, July 10: World Premiere, "And Still You Must Swing," evening of live music and tap dance.

Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street 2 in "Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure." The imaginative voyage of a restless girl who finds inspiration from her mother's vinyl records.

Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24: ZviDance, the company performs the dance triptych Escher/Bacon/Rothko.

Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31: ARIAS Company, world premiere of a contemporary work that challenges notions of identity, bias and stereotype,.

Friday, Aug. 12 - Tuesday, Aug. 16: New York Theatre Ballet, the program includes Antony Tudor's masterpieces, "Dark Elegies," danced to Gustav Mahler's song cycle "Kindertotenlieder".

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 14: "Monument" by Adam H. Weinert, a revival of iconic works by the legends of modern dance.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 20: Pam Tanowitz Dance, program includes "Heaven on One's Head" (dubbed one of the Best Performances of 2014 by The New York Times).

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Souleymane Badolo, exploring the delicate balance between maintaining one's roots and beginning again.

Inside/Out Stage (All performamces free.)

Wednesday, June 22: The Bang Group. 6:15 p.m. Contemporary and percussive movement executed with wit and ingenuity.

Thursday, June 23: Emery LeCrone Dance. 6:15 p.m. Innovative contemporary ballet works in collaboration with distinguished composers, musicians, and designers.

Friday, June 24: Urban Bush Women. 6:15 p.m. A galvanizing blend of dialogue and movement that addresses issues of equity and equality.

Saturday, June 25: Ballet program by the school at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: DANCEWAVE COMPANY, 6:15 p.m. Young dancers performing works by renowned choreographers Andrea Miller and Kyle Abraham.

Thursday, June 30: Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, 6:15 p.m. An experimental approach to the artistry of dance creation.

Friday, July 1: The WonderTwins. 6:15 p.m. Hip-hop, vaudeville, animation, robot, tap and mime performed to an eclectic soundtrack.

Saturday July 2: Improv Traditions and Innovations: from Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz Program. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 6: Dances for One. 6:15 p.m. An evening of solo dance works from Hari Krishnan of inDance and Marina Elana of Marina Elana and Company.

Thursday, July 7: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. 6:15 p.m. Folkloric and contemporary interpretations of Mexican and Mexican-American culture and dance.

Friday, July 8: Christopher Ruud & The Stars of Ballet West. 6:15 p.m. Veteran leading dancer and choreographer for Ballet West Christopher Ruud, along with principal dancers perform classical and contemporary ballet.

Saturday, July 9: Improv Traditions and Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 13: DanceTheYard 6:15 p.m. A resident dance collective of The Yard at Martha's Vineyard featuring alumni of The School at Jacob's Pillow.

Thursday, July 14: Kevin Jenkins. 6:15 p.m. Prolific choreographer and faculty member of the Boston Ballet School performs his own work from contemporary to jazz to ballet linked through musicality.

Friday, July 15: SOLE Defined. 6:15 p.m. A fusion of Motown's top hits and dynamic movement, this show features traditional sand dance, tap, stepping, and body percussion.

Saturday, July 16: Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 20: New Work from NYC. 6:15 p.m. A compilation of repertory recently choreographed by artists based in and around NYC, including UNA Projects, Kyle Marshall Choreography and Abarukas.

Thursday, July 21: Caleb Teicher & Company. 6:15 p.m. Blend of traditional American dance forms including, tap dance, lindy hop, and vernacular jazz.

Friday, July 22: The Chase Brock Experience. 6:15 p.m. Quirky and comical dance theatre mashup.

Saturday, July 23: Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 27: Dances for Two, 6:15 p.m. An evening of works dedicated to looking at the art of the duet.

Thursday, July 28: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, 6:15 p.m. Exploring the depth of human connection within a multicultural framework.

Friday, July 29: Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. 6:15 p.m. Unique, cross-cultural blend of Ukrainian and American aesthetics derived from classical, contemporary and folkloric styles.

Saturday, July 30: Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Francine E. Ott/The Walk. 6:15 p.m. Spiritual hybrid of hip-hop, house, modern, and African dance unfolding the universal story of loss, redemption and healing.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Kate Wallich + The YC. 6:15 p.m. Highly-crafted dance movement creates immersive performances with a mix of pop culture, post-modern dance tropes, and club moves.

Friday, Aug. 5: Preeti Vasudevan & Thresh Performing Arts Collaborative. 6:15 p.m. The juxtaposition of traditional Indian dance forms and modern theories of movement and expression.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Musical Theatre Dance Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, Aug. 10: RAWdance. 6:15 p.m. Intellectually and emotionally layered work to transform audiences with duets by 16 esteemed West Coast choreographers.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Soul Steps. 6:15 p.m. A playful examination of the rich African American tradition of step dance in collaboration with Pittsfield's own Youth Alive Step Company.

Friday, Aug. 12: FJK Dance. 6:15 p.m. A unique mix of ballet and ballroom, Middle Eastern and jazz dance.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Musical Theatre Dance Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m.(3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Kilowatts Dance Theatre. 6:15 p.m. Blend of high energy swing-era jazz dances, such as Shag, Lindy Hop, and Charleston with a contemporary twist.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance. 6:15 p.m. Embodied improvisational performance practice th at explores light, pattern, mass and wave.

Friday, Aug. 19: Loren, Royse & Co. in Spun. 6:15 p.m. A blend of dance, physical comedy and Cyr wheel, Spun follows a character and his ability to overcome his struggles with the help of others.

Saturday, Aug. 20, Musical Theatre Dance Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Women Making Work. 6:15 p.m. Female choreographers Tiffany Mills, Nadine Bommer, and Yin Yue present a variety of work with their companies.

Thursday, Aug. 25: American College Dance Association Gala Highlights. 6:15 p.m. Rising collegiate choreographers and performers from a wide range of universities.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Nico Brown. 6:15 p.m. Inspiration from the expansive landscapes of rural Illinois from Brown's youth.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, June 24: "Three Artists, Two Companies." 5 p.m. Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Juan Siddi of Juan Siddi Flamenco explain their various roles.

Saturday, June 25: "Finding Our Community." 4 p.m. Urban Bush Women's founder-director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar reflects on her company's deep Pillow roots and current mission during this conversation.

Friday, July 1: "Improvisation in Dance." 5 p.m. Margaret Beals, a pioneer in dance improvisation, looks back on her extraordinary career and shares some film highlights and reflections on the power of the present moment.

Saturday, July 2: "The Dancing Athlete." 4 p.m. Representatives from Bereishit Dance Company and Saratoga's National Museum of Dance converse on the intersections of dance and sport.

Friday, July 8: Award-Winning Camille A. Brown. 5 p.m. This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown discusses her unique personal journey, recent TED Talks, and upcoming projects.

Saturday, July 9: "What the Eye Hears." 4 p.m. Brian Seibert, The New York Times critic, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing."

Friday, July 15: "Ann Hutchinson Guest's Dancing Life." 5 p.m. Dance notation authority and scholar Ann Hutchinson Guest recounts old adventures from when she first studied at Jacob's Pillow 75 years ago.

Saturday, July 16: "Curriculum in Motion." 4 p.m. For more than 20 years, Jacob's Pillow has been bringing dance into the Berkshire County schools in groundbreaking ways. Past successes and future plans are outlined in this presentation.

Friday, July 22: "Choreography as Visual Art." 5 p.m. Art historian Susan Rosenberg and Zvi Gotheiner of ZviDance explore the common ground inhabited by dance and visual arts

Saturday, July 23: "New Director, New Directions." 4 p.m. In her inaugural year as director of Jacob's Pillow, Pamela Tatge shares some of her initial impressions and goals for the seasons ahead in this candid conversation.

Friday, July 29: "Treasures Recovered." 5 p.m. More than four decades after Ted Shawn's death, scholars continue making important archival discoveries, including a previously unknown treasure trove at the New York Public Library, which can be sampled here for the first time.

Saturday, July 30: "What Rehearsal Directors Do." 4 p.m. Risa Steinberg explores her current assignment with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks.

Friday, Aug. 5: "Making Dances for Stage and Screen." 5 p.m. Patricia Birch, a winner of two Emmy Awards and five Tony Award nominations, discusses her dance roots and her iconic films and shows.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "The Art of Grace." 4 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and chief dance critic of The Washington Post Sarah Kaufman discusses from her book the qualities that enable both dancers and ordinary mortals to move well through life.

Friday, Aug. 12: "Lois Greenfeld: Moving Still." 5 p.m. Photographer Lois Greenfeld talks about both her book and her latest exhibit.

Saturday, Aug. 13: "Dancing Data." 4 p.m. The driving forces behind two new online databases demonstrate their efforts, with Constance Valis Hill representing the Library of Congress's tap resource and Theresa Ruth Howard discussing the Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet.

Friday, Aug. 19: "The Art of Social Justice." 5 p.m. Visionary director Peter Sellars and dancer/choreographer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray of FLEXN discuss their approaches to art as social and moral action.

Saturday, Aug. 20: "Battling Inequality in the Arts." 4 p.m. Charitable foundations are leading the way in supporting arts projects that reinforce the core values of fairness, tolerance and inclusion. This PillowTalk examines and discusses these new strategies.

Friday, Aug. 26: "Multi-Faceted Collaborators." 5 p.m. Doug Fullington, education programs manager and assistant to the artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, discusses his many roles in conversation with Artistic Director Peter Boal.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "PS Dance!" 4 p.m. Exploring what can happen when dance is included in school curriculum; this award-winning documentary is screened and discussed by filmmaker Nel Shelby, producer Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and consultant Joan Finkelstein.


(Ruth St. Denis Studio)

Thursday, June 30: Class with Inside/Out Artist: Gaga with Daniele Agami of Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. 4 p.m. Agami gives a master class in the Gaga technique, a structured improvisation meant to create awareness of the body. Open to all experience levels, ages 16-plus; $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Participants younger than 18 will need a parent's signature on a liability waiver.

Thursday, July 21: Class with Inside/Out Artist: Swing with Caleb Teicher. 4 p.m. The opportunity to learn the basics of swing dance. Open to all experience levels, ages 12-plus; $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Participants younger than 18 will need a parent's signature on a liability waiver.


(Blake's Barn)

Sunday, July 3: "Our Last Tango." 4:30 p.m. The story of Tango Argentino's legendary stars, Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who recall their triumphs and tempestuous personal relationship, with sizzling dance sequences. Tickets $10.

Sunday, July 24: "Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer." 4:30 p.m. This film explores the career of radical artist Yvonne Rainer who revolutionized both modern dance and film, including rare footage and fascination interviews with her contemporaries. Tickets $10.

Sunday, Aug. 14: "Tap World." 4:30 p.m. An award-winning feature-length documentary on the art and history of tap dance, starring cutting-edge tap dancers from around the globe. Tickets $10.

On the Pillow campus

Member Only Event on June 11, Third Thursday event on June 16 in Pittsfield, Mass., and Opening Gala on June 18: "Truck," performed in the confines of a 17-foot box truck,

Friday, July 1: Free Fun Friday. 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly dance classes, activities and games, and more. Free.

July 22-24: Weekend Out at the Pillow. Annual LGBTQ weekend includes free events, a Saturday evening dance party, a special tour, and film screening at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Saturday, August 27, Festival Finale. 8 p.m. Celebrate the close of Festival 2016 with the summer's best dance party. Festival Finale tickets include a performance by either Pacific Northwest Ballet or Souleymane Badolo, plus access to the amazing after-party with drinks, desserts, dance and DJ BFG. $50-$100.

Lenox Contradance

Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.; 413-528-4007,

Third Saturdays of month, 7:45-11 p.m. Beginners warmly welcomed, come early. Come alone or with someone. All ages. $12 adults, $6 students.

Saturday, June 18: Music by Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, and Jim Fownes on piano with calling by Peter Stix.

Saturday, July 16: Music by SF Bay area "Uncle Farmer," Irish and New England sound, Ben Schreiber fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky guitar and calling by Susan Petrick from California.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Music by locals "Spare Parts." Liz Stell, flute; Bill Matthiesen, keyboard; Eric Buddington, fiddle; Mark Murphy, bass and calling by Quena Crain of Vermont.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.;, 413-528-0100.

Saturday, July 2: Dance company MOMIX 35th anniversary celebration performance, 8 p.m. $28 to $78.

Sunday July 3: Dance company MOMIX 35th anniversary celebration performance, 3 p.m. $28 to $78.

Sunday, July 17: "Paul Taylor: Dancemaker" (1998) documentary film about the world famous choreographer and his dance company, 3 p.m. $7.

Friday, July 22: Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world's premier modern dance companies, 8 p.m. $25 to $65.

Saturday, July 23: Paul Taylor Dance Company Family Matinee, 3 p.m. $20 per family up to six ($5 per extra person).

Saturday, July 23: Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world's premier modern dance companies, 7:30 p.m. $25 to $65.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121,

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: Dance/Movement Workshop with Naomi Goldberg-Haas, Dances for a Variable Population. 8:30-10 a.m. $55/$50 members/$40 students Single session $12.

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29: West African Dance & Drum Workshop with Jamal Jackson Dance Company. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 9 to 18. Participants learn a traditional dance from Mali, explore new ways to create movement within this dance, present a public performance, and learn to cook simple healthy meals. $200/$180 members for the week-long program. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required.

Friday, July 29: Just for Fun: West African Dance and Drum Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV, and the kids from the dance and drum workshop sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance from Mali. Free.

Friday, July 29: Miracle and Monstah: Dance Omi Alumni Concert at PS21. 8 p.m. Stephanie Miracle and Monstah Black present multi-disciplinary solo dance performances. $30/$25 members/$15 students

Monday, Aug. 1 - Friday, Aug. 5: RIOULT Dance Workshop. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants, age 8 to 14, learn modern dance technique and choreography from the Rioult Dance Company and perform on the PS21 stage. $200/$180 members for the week-long program. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required.

Friday, Aug. 5: Just for Fun: RIOULT Dance Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Rioult dancers and workshop participants perform a program of modern dance. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 12 - Sunday, Aug. 13: RIOULT Dance. 8 p.m. A program of the sensual, articulate, and musical works of choreographer Pascal Rioult. $35/$30 members/$18 students.

Friday, Aug. 19 - Saturday, Aug. 20: The Chase Brock Experience. 8 p.m. The Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company mixes "witty Broadway sensibility with rock-and-roll zest." (NY Magazine) $35/$30 members/$18 students.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Choreographer Chase Brock talks about making dance. 3:30 p.m. Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, N.Y. Free

Friday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Aug. 27: Dance Heginbotham. 8 p.m. Choreographer John Heginbotham creates work celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. $35/$30 members/$18 students.

Saturday. Aug. 27: Everybody Dance! (with Dance Heginbotham!)10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A fun dance class for all ages and abilities to learn Dance Heginbotham repertory. $10 suggested donation.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Thursday, Sept.1: Parsons Dance Classes with the Company. Aug. 30, 1 p.m.-2:30pm; Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A series of classes with dancers of the acclaimed Parsons Dance Company for students of all levels ages 13 to 18. Three class package $30/one class $15.

Friday, Sept. 2 - Saturday, Sept. 3: Parsons Dance. 8 p.m. Program includes Katarzyna Skarpetowska's Alma and David Parsons' Union and Caught. $40/$35 members/$20 students


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