Events

David Roussève/REALITY

Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
July 3, 2019
8:15 pm
July 4, 2019
8:15 pm
July 5, 2019
8:15 pm
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Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which…

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston

Ted Shawn Theatre
July 3, 2019
8:00 pm
July 4, 2019
8:00 pm
July 5, 2019
8:00 pm
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Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Jacob’s Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce…

Quality Time! The Gottabees

The Yard's Nanon Theater
July 6, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this family-friendly matinee performance of “Go Home Tiny Monster”! One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out. “Go Home Tiny Monster” features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously…

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
July 10, 2019
8:15 pm
July 11, 2019
8:15 pm
July 12, 2019
8:15 pm
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Praised for how “his sprawling movement pieces fold history into the present” (The New York Times), award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson imagines what Black Shaker worship might have looked like in the world premiere of POWER. This Brooklyn-based company and its body of work draws from the spiritual and mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora;…

Dance Theatre of Harlem

July 10, 2019
8:00 pm
July 11, 2019
2:00 pm
July 11, 2019
8:00 pm
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Celebrating 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s signature artistry, this beloved, multi-ethnic ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow in commemoration of co-founder, the late Arthur Mitchell. Founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the 16-member company known for a forward-thinking repertoire. Along with treasured classics, this dynamic company presents innovative, culturally…

Kimberly Bartosik/daela

The Yard's Nanon Theater
July 11, 2019
7:00 pm
July 13, 2019
7:00 pm

In “I hunger for you”, deeply internalized forces of faith, violence, life force, and compassion pulse through bodies that exist in a mesmerizing, starkly beautiful, often dangerous world. In a world defined by light and its absence, the work looks deeply into the heart of the impulse to lose oneself in ecstasy, ritual, desire, and…

Liz Gerring Sneak Peek

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
July 14, 2019
3:00 pm

For twenty years, choreographer Liz Gerring has explored the abstract possibilities of pure movement through intensely physical, deeply intricate choreography. At the ICA, the Liz Gerring Dance Company will begin work on a new performance that explores connections between music, choreography, and the natural world. Gerring and her company will present their early investigations in…

Umanoove/Didy Veldman

Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
July 17, 2019
8:15 pm
July 18, 2019
8:15 pm
July 19, 2019
8:15 pm
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Jacob’s Pillow is excited to host Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman, a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene. Her London-based company Umanoove makes their U.S. debut with The Happiness Project, an intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live. The Happiness Project…

Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble

Ted Shawn Theatre
July 17, 2019
8:00 pm
July 18, 2019
2:00 pm
July 18, 2019
8:00 pm
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“A tour de force of artistic storytelling” (The Los Angeles Times), this audience favorite returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre for the first time in five years with seven performances, having amassed one of the most extensive Jacob’s Pillow performance record of any artist, appearing more than 20 times since 1986. In a special remounting,…

Yanira Castro | a canary torsi

The Yard's Nanon Theater
July 18, 2019
7:00 pm
July 20, 2019
7:00 pm

“CAST” and “AUTHOR” are part of a trilogy of works that draw from a collection of audio and video recordings generated with 15 accomplished NYC performing artists, concerning the process of casting and the complexities of representation. How do we represent one another? Who represents us? Each piece in the trilogy is a standalone work….