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While COVID is not the viral force it once was, it seems the symptoms are lingering a bit longer with Berkshire box offices and cultural insti…
Miami City Ballet is performing at Jacob's Pillow through Aug. 28. Dance columnist Janine Parker reviews the dance company's latest performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre.
Bernard A. Drew writes: "Ted Shawn (1891-1972) and his wife, Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968), and their esteemed Denishawn Company (active from 1915-1931) of modern dancers found a summer home in Becket in 1931, hosting their own and other companies of performers at the former Jacob Carter farm. Performers and dance school attendees needed a place to stay. Many gravitated to Greenwater Lodge."
BECKET — In a recent interview, the teacher/director/choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson commented that humans “don’t cry enough … and we don’t…
For Dance Heginbotham’s performances this week at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Heginbotham and Ethan Iverson, a former musical director and class accompanist for Morris’s group, have put together a program of three dances with original choreography and music created by the two.
The opening night performance of the 45-year-old Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, appearing this week at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, bears gifts of the now rather than baggage of the past.
As a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley has achieved a level of stardom that allows for the kind of artistic exploration that infuses “Dichotomous Being: An Evening of Taylor Stanley.” In a way, the show, premiering at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this week, begun in 2018, when Stanley caught many by delighted surprise by their performances in the postmodern choreographer Kyle Abraham’s “The Runaway,” commissioned by City Ballet.
One cast member of “An Untitled Love,” the 2021 dance by the postmodern choreographer Kyle Abraham, has called the piece a “Black love sitcom dance.” Abraham, meanwhile, has called it his love letter to the neo-soul songs of D’Angelo & The Vanguard. I call it a match made in art heaven, a love supreme.
In this week’s Pillow Festival program, the EVIDENCE triple bill opens with the long-awaited full premiere of “The Equality of Night and Day.” It’s a quietly stunning work of art, set to an original composition performed live by pianist and composer Jason Moran, and to recordings of excerpted speeches by the social activist Angela Davis.
BECKET — Celebrating the reopening, after necessary renovations to its main venue, the Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is off…