Featuring performance by Dorrance Dance, Contra Tiempo, Ballet Hispanico, Brian Brooks / Moving Company, Archie Burnett, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, LaTasha Barnes, STREB Extreme Action and Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet appearing under the banner Ballet Coast to Coast.
Tag - Jacob’s Pillow
★★★★★ For this viewer, Brian Brooks’ concert at Jacob’s Pillow provided a powerful reentry to live dance after eighteen months of making do with shadows on screens.
★★★★✰ LaTasha Barnes wanted Black dancers dedicated to contemporary Black vernaculars to also immerse themselves in the jazz dance world of the Lindy Hop. The very engaging Jazz Continuum is the result.
An introduction and rummage through the treasure trove that is the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive archive
The Jacob’s Pillow website contains an important and incredibly diverse dance archive under the banner "Dance Interactive" - Susanna Sloat introduces an important resource and calls out many video gems...
★★★★✰ Kyle Abraham has created a short 4 minute video work for the National Sawdust FERUS Festival - it's composed from a much longer work to be premiered later in the year. Susanna Sloat finds it "very handsome and pleasing..."
5 Questions to Janis Claxton, Choreographer, about POP-UP Duets’ world success and her approach to creating dance
Edinburgh based Janis Claxton Dance are half way through their latest tour of the critically acclaimed POP-UP Duets and currently performing at the renowned Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, with further festival dates following in Sweden and Glasgow. Time for a word with the boss we thought… www.janisclaxton.com www.jacobspillow.org What a hit POP-UP Duets has...
Dancer, choreographer, actress, teacher, director, writer, and mentor, Carmen de Lavallade is a true artist in every sense of the word – and a true legend.
★★★★✰ Suspense be damned. I’m just going to give away the ending of this review: Crystal Pite’s Plot Point, which closes Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Her Story triple bill, is a terrific piece of dance-theater.
Answer: "Do it!" Question: "What advice would you give to a young dancer who aspires to choreograph?"
★★★★✰ Sixteen choreographers, 13 new works, 2 dancers, 70 minutes, 4 years in the making. That's the equation for Double Exposure, premiered by the San Francisco contemporary-dance duo RAWdance on Thursday, July 28. It's an epic production that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Just before intermission Simkin included two film-and-performance works by Alexander Ekman. Simkin and the City, which went viral with the Internet-savvy dance crowd a couple of years ago, always gets a good chuckle.
An in-depth interview with the lady who helps bring Balanchine back...
The Unkindness of Ravens - collaborative efforts are not easy, especially when they are cooked up over a short period. The two companies are just similar enough - contemporary, ballet-based - to make the project even more complicated.
Shivalingappa first caught my eye at the 2007 Fall For Dance festival, where she danced Varnam, a Kuchipudi solo. I was immediately struck by her musicality, the power and precision of her footwork, and the absolute clarity of her movements. And to the grace of her upper body and a jump that seems to comes out of nowhere, light and airy as a cat’s.
Every Fall For Dance program is a bit of a pot luck, which is part of the festival’s charm. This year it has been expanded to twelve of performances (each costing $15, up from $10 last year)...
Once in a while we experience one of those serendipitous evenings in which we show up with few expectations, only to encounter an oasis of structure, understated virtuosity and, best of all, musical intelligence.