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Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell will return to Jacob's Pillow for the first time in 30 years, and she looks forward with warm anticipation.
Growing up in New Zealand, Black Grace dance company founder Neil Ieremia looked to his Samoan roots for creative inspiration. New Orleans native Michelle N. Gibson fled the devastation of Hurricane Katrina with a newborn baby and built a new life in Texas. This coming week, they both share their rich cultural heritage through dance at Jacob’s Pillow.
At Jacob’s Pillow, the internationally acclaimed company Music from the Sole will offer a new form of tap and percussive dance, influenced by the rhythms of Brazil.
They are tapping the energy of Carnival, says co-founder and choreographer Léonardo Sandoval, channeling the intense celebration in the week of Mardi Gras he has always known from home with parades and costumes and music in the streets.
Irene Rodriguez brings her artistry to “Musica Latina,” a gala concert presented by Close Encounters With Music, the culmination of its 30th year, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, a Belgian and Moroccan choreographer, dancer and director, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award. Cherkaoui will accept this award and present a new work at the season-opening gala on June 18.
Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film “Tick, Tick ... Boom!” may have noticed the musical's reference to the Berkshires. But where did it come from and why is it there?
Dance critic Janine Parker writes: "Dear dance lovers, I’m looking forward, and placing my bets on silver linings, rather than stormy clouds. While we continue to struggle to navigate the ever-shifting atmospheric effects of life in a pandemic, artists continue to do what artists so often do better — and usually far sooner — than others: they react, they adapt. They evolve."
Jacob's Pillow will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2022 with the reopening of the Ted Shawn Theatre.
BECKET — Moments before 2 p.m. Wednesday, music composer Donavan Dorrance grabbed hold of a cord and tugged, setting off the clang of an old f…
PITTSFIELD — After losing all or much of last season because of the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of five major Berkshire performing arts …