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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."

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.

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.