Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Feb
1
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Crescendo: “Thanksgivings for Life & Love” performance @ St. James Place
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm

16th Century Spanish Polyphony and Contemporary Latin American Folk Music

The concepts of Thanksgiving, The Dove, The Dew, Mary, Weeping and Remembrance are portrayed in Hispanic works of two different eras and styles. Featured are motets for four to six voices by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Antonio Lobo–some of the most remarkable composers of 16th century Spanish polyphony. Works include Victoria’s Te Deum, Guerrero’s Maria Magdalena, and Lobos’s Versa est in luctum, among others. In contrast, choral and instrumental arrangements of Latin American folk melodies of the 20th and 21st centuries by Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violeta Parra and Victor Jara (Chile), and others are celebrated as Canto Nuevo (The New Song). Some of the most famous themes are Parra’s “Gracias a la vida”, and Guastavino’s “Se equivocó la paloma”. The poetry of these newer works includes texts by Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral, and one of the greatest literary figures of the Silver Age of Spanish literature, Rafael Alberti.

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble is joined by Alturas Duo, Carlos Boltes, charango and viola, and Scott Hill, guitar, and Gonzalo Cortés, quena, zampoña and percussion. Directed by Christine Gevert from the organ.

$60 (Premium) / $35 (General) / $10 (under 18 years

Feb
2
Sun
Lakeville, CT–Crescendo “Thanksgivings for Life and Love” performance @ Lakeville United Methodist Church
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm

16th Century Spanish Polyphony and Contemporary Latin American Folk Music

The concepts of Thanksgiving, The Dove, The Dew, Mary, Weeping and Remembrance are portrayed in Hispanic works of two different eras and styles. Featured are motets for four to six voices by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Antonio Lobo–some of the most remarkable composers of 16th century Spanish polyphony. Works include Victoria’s Te Deum, Guerrero’s Maria Magdalena, and Lobos’s Versa est in luctum, among others. In contrast, choral and instrumental arrangements of Latin American folk melodies of the 20th and 21st centuries by Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violeta Parra and Victor Jara (Chile), and others are celebrated as Canto Nuevo (The New Song). Some of the most famous themes are Parra’s “Gracias a la vida”, and Guastavino’s “Se equivocó la paloma”. The poetry of these newer works includes texts by Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral, and one of the greatest literary figures of the Silver Age of Spanish literature, Rafael Alberti.

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble is joined by Alturas Duo, Carlos Boltes, charango and viola, and Scott Hill, guitar, and Gonzalo Cortés, quena, zampoña and percussion. Directed by Christine Gevert from the organ.

Tickets: $35 general seating, $60 *premium seating, and $10 students. *Proceeds of the premium tickets will benefit Crescendo’s future music programs

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Feb
22
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–A Mid-Winter Fireside Concert: Grand Piano Trios – Schubert and Brahms @ Saint James Place
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by (Close Encounters With Music)

Two enduring treasures of the chamber music canon lift us into the realm of the transcendent and channel the Viennese tradition: Schubert’s Trio in B flat Major and Brahms’ in B Major were both written or rewritten towards the end of the composers’ lives. Both display masterful sculpting of heavenly melodies coupled with passion and heady romanticism. Brahms makes use of the piano to create a symphonic sweep, and is in the best of hands with pianist Max Levinson (“Brilliant…He uses his wide spectrum of pianistic mechanics for altogether poetic ends, touching the listener deeply and often”—Los Angeles Times), violinist Peter Zazofsky and cellist Yehuda Hanani (“The sonatas came bounding to life in vital interpretations rich in imaginative detail and virile strength….Rightly rewarded with cheers from the audience.”—New York Times). Schubert’s trio, despite having been written in the difficult last year of his life, conveys triumph and tenderness.

Feb
29
Sat
Sharon, CT–America’s Sweethearts performance @ Sharon Playhouse
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm

5:30 pm Cocktails    —    6:30 pm Performance
America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” in 1937, but audiences will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS take the stage in their fresh and vibrant show!
These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes. With selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950s, and jazz, AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS charm audiences of all ages while navigating their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solo features… all with a slice of old-fashioned fun!

$30 Cash Bar; $50 Open Bar

 

Mar
21
Sat
Sharon, CT–Song and Dance Men performance @ Sharon Playhouse
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

5:30 pm Cocktails   —    6:30 pm Performance

Join award-winning artist Justin Boccitto, accompanied by Sol Bloch. Along with some special guests MacKenie Cutcliffe and Madi Beumee, he takes a journey through the tap dance legends who inspired “Song & Dance Men”. See the stylings of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and George M. Cohan with music by Geroge M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Michael Blevens and Justin Boccitto.
“It’s like the Rat-Pack meets a Gene Kelly television special.”
“One of the best kept secrets in New York”

$30 Cash Bar; $50 Open Bar

Jun
24
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

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Jun
25
Thu
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

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Jun
26
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

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Jun
27
Sat
Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm

“One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

 

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

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Jun
28
Sun
Becket, MA–A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

Kyle Abraham’s most recent, highly anticipated work An Untitled Love is a creative exaltation that serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family, and community.

Comprised of the catalogue of R&B legend D’Angelo, the evening-length work is an ode to Abraham’s intense, personal connection with the Grammy Award-winning artist’s music. In his own words, Abraham explains, “That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black love in America.”

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and a MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. This marks the choreographer’s third Festival engagement in four years.

The company’s evocative, interdisciplinary work has been praised for its “lush mix of modern and hip-hop dance” (The Boston Globe). An Untitled Love is a Pillow co-commission and has been developed through two residencies at the Pillow Lab.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

“One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in nearly a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography.

The program includes the U.S. premiere of Fall, a dance about the capacity to descend and rise again, with music by Arvo Pa¨rt and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—founder of the Flemish company Eastman—who has worked with everyone from Beyonce´ to Shaolin monks.

Under the direction of Philippe Cohen since 2003, the company made its U.S. debut at the Pillow in 2007. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

 

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Jul
1
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Jul
2
Thu
Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Jul
3
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Jul
4
Sat
Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate July 4th week with a uniquely American dance form—a tap takeover with dance and live music from Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and the remarkable dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance, with plenty of special guests.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Featuring a world premiere solo for Michelle Dorrance set alongside one of her most beloved rhythmic compositions, SOUNDspace, this program is framed by world premieres set on the company by living tap legends—and may even include some of the masters themselves!

Doris Duke Theatre

This singular in-the-round experience blends the site-specific collaborations of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young into a seamless work adapted specifically for the Pillow. With the unique sonic palettes and compositions featured in Elemental (BAM) and The Rotunda Project (Guggenheim Works and Process), Dorrance, Young, and the members of Dorrance Dance explore the Duke like never before.

413.243.9919

Jul
8
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 8 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Jul
9
Thu
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 9 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Jul
10
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Jul
11
Sat
Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Jul
12
Sun
Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm

Founded by director Ana María Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world.

Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest modern dance groups, the Limo´n Dance Company marks its 75th anniversary this year. This spectacular program features classic and contemporary dances, with iconic masterworks from dance legends Doris Humphrey and Jose´ Limo´n, including his powerful all-male The Unsung and Artistic Director Colin Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, about the shifting dynamics of love.

Founded in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America with their dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement.

Their anniversary program begins with performances that correlate to the rare film of José Limón dancing solos from Humphrey’s iconic Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías at Jacob’s Pillow in 1946.

Limón continues with Psalm—which weaves together belief, ritual, and history—and the all-male ensemble work The Unsung, danced to the sound of dancers’ breath and footwork.

The company also performs Doris Humphrey’s Air for G String—a grave, sculptural work set to Bach—and Connor’s vivid The Weather in the Room, which captures the complexities of the shifting dynamics of love through an intergenerational cast that features master performers Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara.

413.243.9919

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Jul
15
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

413.243.9919

Jul
16
Thu
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 16 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

413.243.9919

Jul
17
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 17 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

413.243.9919

Jul
18
Sat
Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

413.243.9919

Jul
19
Sun
Becket, MA–DUETS FROM QUEBEC performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre.

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You.

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–GAUTHIER DANCE/DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm

In the U.S. premiere of Swan Lakes, four of today’s leading international choreographers create their own versions of the classic story. Germany’s Gauthier Dance performs contemporary adaptations by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Cayetano Soto, and Hofesh Shechter, as stylistically varied as the star choreographers themselves.

The trailblazing avant garde choreographer Marie Chouinard immerses audiences in a sensual experience where dance, electronic music, and video projections merge, set to a new score by composer Louis Dufort.
Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto focuses on the moment of transformation, aligned with a classical-electronic soundscape by composer and cellist Peter Gregson.
Boundary-breaking Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter plays with the darker elements of the fairytale.
Marco Goecke, Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance, sports an all-male cast to contrast the female connotation of the swan and utilizes the original Tchaikovsky composition.

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Jul
22
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

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Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

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Jul
23
Thu
Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

413.243.9919

Jul
24
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

413.243.9919

Jul
25
Sat
Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico celebrates a momentous 50th anniversary at Jacob’s Pillow.

Under the direction of former company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico has become America’s leading Latino dance organization, recognized for their mission-driven ethos that has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout the country. The critically-acclaimed company “doesn’t look its age… [they] express the breadth and complexity of Latino identity today” (The New Yorker).

Their program celebrates five decades of lush and virtuosic dance, and includes Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tiburones, a daring and insightful work that addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

413.243.9919

Jul
26
Sun
Becket, MA–DANCE HEGINBOTHAM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm

John Heginbotham is lauded for striking choreography that is perceptive, bright, athletic, and witty. His company has established itself as one of the most adventurous companies in the contemporary dance scene.

John Heginbotham is praised by The New York Times as having “a true theater artist’s instinct for commanding his audience.” A past recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, he is most recently acclaimed for his choreography in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!

The company performs Easy Win, a collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson that draws inspiration from the collaborators’ shared experiences with formal ballet class. A delightful ode to the repetition, drama, humor of a dance class, Easy Win dissects its rituals with equal amounts of humor and sincerity through dancers that are “keenly alive to the main pulses of Mr. Iverson’s music” (The New York Times).

In the world premiere of Dance Sonata, Heginbotham and Iverson continue their collaboration, capturing the unique interplay of dancers and musicians in a performance. This Pillow-commissioned work is followed by the world premiere of a solo for former Miami City Ballet principal, Patrica Delgado.

413.243.9919

Jul
29
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

Teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in over two decades in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire. They also perform newcomer Micaela Taylor’s Resist, a cutting-edge work set to a score that spans ’70s funk to Max Richter’s haunting minimalist tones. Taylor, who has been praised for her keen satirical perspective was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

 

Jul
30
Thu
Becket, MA–CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm

Founded by master teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in over two decades in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire. They also perform newcomer Micaela Taylor’s Resist, a cutting-edge work set to a score that spans ’70s funk to Max Richter’s haunting minimalist tones. Taylor, who has been praised for her keen satirical perspective was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019.

413.243.9919

 

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 30 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm

Teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in over two decades in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire. They also perform newcomer Micaela Taylor’s Resist, a cutting-edge work set to a score that spans ’70s funk to Max Richter’s haunting minimalist tones. Taylor, who has been praised for her keen satirical perspective was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

 

Jul
31
Fri
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 31 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm

Teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in over two decades in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire. They also perform newcomer Micaela Taylor’s Resist, a cutting-edge work set to a score that spans ’70s funk to Max Richter’s haunting minimalist tones. Taylor, who has been praised for her keen satirical perspective was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

 

Aug
1
Sat
Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm

Teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in over two decades in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire. They also perform newcomer Micaela Taylor’s Resist, a cutting-edge work set to a score that spans ’70s funk to Max Richter’s haunting minimalist tones. Taylor, who has been praised for her keen satirical perspective was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019.

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

 

Aug
2
Sun
Becket, MA–MALAVIKA SARUKKAI THARI – THE LOOM performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

Malavika Sarukkai is considered one of the greatest living masters of the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. A firm believer in the continuity of tradition, she preserves key elements of the style in her work while creating a contemporary and personal interpretation of its cultural significance.

The Guardian has described, “A goddess dances…the bharatanatyam of Malavika Sarukkai was flawless.” Sarukkai has received the Padma Shree from the President of India, the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Excellence in Classical Dance, and was featured in the BBC/WNET television documentary Dancing.

In Thari – The Loom, “an enchanting and deeply imaginative work” (The Washington Post), Sarukkai and her ensemble of expert dancers delve into the history and legacy of the sari, the hand-woven garment from India.

With music created by Sai Shravanam, Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar, and Aditya Prakash, and creative elements from filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal, Thari – The Loom explores the interplay between the eternal and the changing, assuming mythic and philosophical dimensions as the sari becomes a metaphor for life itself.

413.243.9919

Aug
5
Wed
Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BLACK GRACE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

Dedicated to the rich storytelling traditions of the South Pacific, New Zealand-based Black Grace masterfully blends contemporary and Samoan dance genres, expressing them with “phenomenal strength, stamina and spirit” (The New Zealand Herald). The company has been praised as “the most positive, living expression of any New Zealand art” (Sunday Star Times).

Founded by Neil Ieremia in 1995, the company masterfully blends contemporary and indigenous Samoan dance genres with a body of work “that crosses geographic and social boundaries, often with innovative flair and theatricality” (The Boston Globe).

They return to the site of their 2004 U.S. debut with Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, drawing together half a dozen of the Ieremia’s works created between 1996 and 2018. Featuring live drumming, chanting, singing, and body percussion, Kiona and the Little Bird Suite demonstrates the dancers’ “incredible speed and stamina, an exhilarating, seemingly inexhaustible energy” (The New York Times).

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Becket, MA–LAVA COMPAÑÍA DE DANZA performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

In its U.S. debut, the Tenerife-based LAVA Compañia de Danza performs a program that includes Bending the Walls, by Spanish choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadán, current Artistic Director of choreographer for Nederlands Dans Theater II.

This lush, emotional work illustrates the metaphorical roadblocks we encounter in the search for happiness, freedom, and understanding, with exceptional dancing.

Founded in 2018 by Spanish National Dance Award winner Daniel Abreu, LAVA is the resident dance company of Auditorio de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. The ensemble regularly collaborates with new and versatile choreographic voices from around the world.

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Becket, MA–BLACK GRACE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

Dedicated to the rich storytelling traditions of the South Pacific, New Zealand-based Black Grace masterfully blends contemporary and Samoan dance genres, expressing them with “phenomenal strength, stamina and spirit” (The New Zealand Herald). The company has been praised as “the most positive, living expression of any New Zealand art” (Sunday Star Times).

Founded by Neil Ieremia in 1995, the company masterfully blends contemporary and indigenous Samoan dance genres with a body of work “that crosses geographic and social boundaries, often with innovative flair and theatricality” (The Boston Globe).

They return to the site of their 2004 U.S. debut with Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, drawing together half a dozen of the Ieremia’s works created between 1996 and 2018. Featuring live drumming, chanting, singing, and body percussion, Kiona and the Little Bird Suite demonstrates the dancers’ “incredible speed and stamina, an exhilarating, seemingly inexhaustible energy” (The New York Times).

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Becket, MA–Inside Out Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

The Inside/Out Performance Series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday, Thurs, Fri and Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival, 6/24 thru 8/30.

The Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free (Donations are accepted) and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.

Becket, MA–BLACK GRACE performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm

Dedicated to the rich storytelling traditions of the South Pacific, New Zealand-based Black Grace masterfully blends contemporary and Samoan dance genres, expressing them with “phenomenal strength, stamina and spirit” (The New Zealand Herald). The company has been praised as “the most positive, living expression of any New Zealand art” (Sunday Star Times).

Founded by Neil Ieremia in 1995, the company masterfully blends contemporary and indigenous Samoan dance genres with a body of work “that crosses geographic and social boundaries, often with innovative flair and theatricality” (The Boston Globe).

They return to the site of their 2004 U.S. debut with Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, drawing together half a dozen of the Ieremia’s works created between 1996 and 2018. Featuring live drumming, chanting, singing, and body percussion, Kiona and the Little Bird Suite demonstrates the dancers’ “incredible speed and stamina, an exhilarating, seemingly inexhaustible energy” (The New York Times).

413.243.9919