Jacob’s Pillow schedule July 2014
Article by Dave Read.
The July 2014 program at Jacob’s Pillow is highlighted by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Compagnia T.P.O., Dance Theatre of Harlem, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, New York City Ballet dancers, Dorrance Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Circa, Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider. Jacob’s Pillow Contact info. and links
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – July 2-6 – Ted Shawn Theatre
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is scheduled to perform Mediterranean-inspired work Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, Jirí Kylian’s Falling Angels PACOPEPEPLUTO, by Hubbard Street company member and resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo
Compagnia T.P.O. – July 2-6 – Doris Duke Theatre
In the Doris Duke Theatre, Compagnia T.P.O. presents Bleu!, an interactive production for children and the young at heart. Directed by David Venturini and Francesco Gandi, T.P.O. invites the audience to the stage to explore a mythical world of sea creatures and ancient legends.
Dance Theatre of Harlem – July 9-13 – Ted Shawn Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem performs Past-Cary-Forward, created for DTH by Tanya Wideman and Thaddeus Davis, to invoke the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The program includes Donald Byrd’s Contested Space and late choreographer Ulysses Dove’s moving, elegiac ballet Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, danced to Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt.
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group = July 9-13 – Doris Duke Theatre
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group will perform Moses(es), which was inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s book Moses, Man of the Mountain as well as cultural explorations in Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. Moses(es) includes music by Louis Armstrong, The Klezmatics, Amahlokohloko, Ngqoko Women’s Ensemble, MaZarher, Aly-Us, Tiger, Bi Kidude, Southern Sons, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and traditional African-American spirituals Wade In the Water and Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli) sung live by the artists of Fist & Heel Performance Group.
BALLET 2014: Principals and Soloists of New York City Ballet – July 16-20 – Ted Shawn Theatre
New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with an ensemble of New York City Ballet dancers, including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, Teresa Reichlen. The program consists of Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy, danced to Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; Two Hearts, a collaboration between Benjamin Millepied and composer Nico Muhly; Furiant created by NYCB Soloist Justin Peck; Sunshine, a solo for Ulbricht by choreographer Larry Keigwin; a world premiere duet by Emery LeCrone; and Fancy Free, the first ballet created by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein in 1944, which led to On The Town.
Dorrance Dance – July 16 – 27 – Doris Duke Theatre
Dancer, choreographer, musician, and director Michelle Dorrance premieres a collaborative new show featuring b-girl Ephrat Bounce Asherie; innovative tap dance instruments created by STOMP and Dorrance Dance member Nicholas Young; and live music by vocalist Aaron Marcellus. Dorrance will also serve as director for The School at Jacob’s Pillow’s 2014 Tap Program, June 23-July 6.
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble – July 23-27 Ted Shawn Theatre
Mark Morris is featured during an exclusive seven-show engagement, featuring talks, a concert by the MMDG Music Ensemble, music seminars and Mark Morris repertory taught in The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Each performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre includes Festival Dance, A Wooden Tree, set to words and music by Ivor Cutler; Crosswalk, one of Morris’s newest works; and Jenn and Spencer, all accompanied by live music. A special MMDG Music Ensemble concert will take place in the Ted Shawn Theatre, Sunday July 27 at 11am.
Circa – July 30-August 3 – Ted Shawn Theatre
The Australian company Circa, directed by Yaron Lifschitz, has scheduled its new production S, with seven performers including gymnasts, physical theatre and circus artists, and contortionists who are accompanied by Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, percussionist Samuli Kosminen, and The Kronos Quartet.
Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider – July 30-August 3 – Doris Duke Theatre
Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider present the world premiere of Chalk and Soot, a collaboration between choreographer John Heginbotham and violinist and composer Colin Jacobsen. Inspired by Vasily Kandinsky’s book of poems Sounds, this evening-length premiere features imaginative, theatrical choreography; music performed by string quartet Brooklyn Rider; and the vocals by Shara Worden, the singer-songwriter and founder of indie-pop group My Brightest Diamond.