Becket, MA--David Roussève/REALITY Performance

Mar 08 2019

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance

When:
July 6, 2019 @ 2:15 pm
2019-07-06T14:15:00-04:00
2019-07-06T14:30:00-04:00
Where:
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Rd
Becket, MA 01223
USA
Contact:
413.243.9919

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 melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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