Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 28 – August 1 @ 2 pm and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY
Directed by the legendary Archie Burnett, first Father of the New York-based House of Ninja, Life Encounters invites audiences to witness the evolution of New York City underground dance histories by way of Burnett’s most cherished personal memories. From long nights spent at NYC’s iconic underground dance party The Loft to developing kinships with the Hustle, Waacking, Vogue, and post-modern dance communities, Burnett and a dynamic cast of guest artists—Abdiel Jacobsen, Princess Lockerkoo, Ephrat Asherie, and more—embody the adage that there is nothing quite like a life well-danced. A leading figure in the social and street dance scene for over 45 years, Burnett co-directed the Street & Club Dances program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow last summer, and has performed at Danspace, 92nd Street Y, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.