Events

Red Sky Performance

Doris Duke Theatre
August 7, 2019
8:15 pm
August 8, 2019
8:15 pm
August 9, 2019
8:15 pm
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At the forefront of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide, Red Sky Performance makes their Doris Duke Theatre debut with the U.S. premiere of “Trace,” a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Anishinaabe sky and star stories. “Magnificent in the scope of its imagination,” (Globe and Mail), the award-winning Red Sky Performance is…

“Uplift”, a performance by Nozama Dance Collective

Green Street Studios
August 9, 2019
8:00 pm
August 10, 2019
7:00 pm

In times of struggle, women must support one another. In times of triumph, we must celebrate one another. When we lift one another up, we are a strong, powerful collective. This is what drives “Uplift”, the fourth performance produced by Nozama Dance Collective. “Uplift” will include modern works portraying bold dancers as we embrace the…

Martha Graham Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
August 14, 2019
8:00 pm
August 15, 2019
2:00 pm
August 15, 2019
8:00 pm
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Imbued with the legacy of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, this acclaimed American company returns to Jacob’s Pillow with The EVE Project, in celebration of female power and the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment. Featured works on the program include Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring and all-female Chronicle, as well as a suite of…

Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet

Doris Duke Theatre
August 14, 2019
8:15 pm
August 15, 2019
8:15 pm
August 16, 2019
8:15 pm
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New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is acclaimed as “a dancer who leaves everything she owns on the stage while realizing movement fully, all the way to her fingertips” (The New York Times). As the recipient of a Bessie Award for sustained achievement, Mearns has expanded notions about what it means to be a…

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE at The Yard

The Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center
August 17, 2019
7:00 pm

“Grace @20” Founded in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. The mission of EVIDENCE is to promote understanding of the human experience in the African Diaspora through dance and storytelling and to provide sensory connections to history and…

Hip Hop Exchange Dance Festival

August 17, 2019
12:00 pm
August 18, 2019
12:00 pm

The Hip Hop Exchange Dance Festival Bringing our community together Coming soon, August 17th & 18th @ DMPAC! Offering classes of various styles, panel discussion and cypher. More info to come!

Boston Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow

Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
August 21, 2019
8:00 pm
August 22, 2019
2:00 pm
August 22, 2019
8:00 pm
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Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Urban Bush Women

Doris Duke Theatre
August 21, 2019
8:15 pm
August 22, 2019
8:15 pm
August 23, 2019
8:15 pm
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In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), “Walking with ‘Trane” highlights the…

A.R.T. on the Vine: Island Grown Dance

The Yard's Nanon Theater
August 22, 2019
7:00 pm
August 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Island Grown Dance features the work of Vineyard-based dance artists in an evening centered on community, collaboration, and creativity. As part of The Yard’s larger A.R.T. on the VINE (Artists Rising Together on the Vineyard), Island Grown Dances has become a celebrated annual tradition. This year, Island Grown Dance will feature work by Abby Bender,…

The Schonberg Fellows/Boston: Aysha Upchurch and Subject:Matter

The Yard's Nanon Theater
August 31, 2019
7:00 pm

The Yard presents new work by two Boston-based artist groups created in their Schonberg Fellow’s Offshore Creation Residency: tap ensemble Subject:Matter, and storyteller Aysha Upchurch, the Dancing Diplomat.