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BECKET — If you wonder what an exclamation mark is doing at the end of a dance company's name, the very opening moment in this week's PHILADANCO! program at Jacob's Pillow says it all: a woman … more
BECKET — In Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 2015 dance-theater piece "Fractus V," presented this week at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the very surface under the performers' feet is in a constant state … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — On Saturday afternoon, in the middle of the Paul Taylor Dance Company's three-show weekend at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the dancers, recently back from a South … more
BECKET — My, it's a provocative week at Jacob's Pillow. In the Ted Shawn Theatre, Batsheva: The Young Ensemble is performing a dance adaptation of "Offending the Audience," an "anti-play" whose … more
BECKET — Looking at the dancers' backs alone, one would be hard-pressed to see the connection between the Gaga-gooey vertebrae of members of the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company and the … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — When Paul Taylor Dance Company member Michael Novak takes the stage during the group's annual visit to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center this weekend, he'll appear in … more
BECKET — Last year Jacob's Pillow director Pamela Tatge commissioned the dance/movement troupe Pilobolus to create a site-specific work to help kick off the Pillow's 85th season. The … more
BECKET — Now that dancer and choreographer Ephrat Asherie and her peers have demolished the old ideas that hip-hop and breaking are exclusively "masculine" dance genres, she could just coast … more
BECKET — Jacob's Pillow is looking for local dancers to participate in two programs this summer at the international dance festival.Madrid-based Compan a Sharon Fridman is looking for 30 … more
BECKET — In the early 1900s in Brazil, Ernesto Nazareth composed music for solo piano. Ephrat Asherie remembers the first time she heard a classical melody jazzed up with samba. Her brother, … more
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