Jacob’s Pillow schedule June 2014
Article by Dave Read.
Featured prformers and dance companies during June 2014 at Jacob’s Pillow are the Hong Kong Ballet, Carmen de Lavallade, Trey McIntyre Project, Decadancetheatre, Ephrat Asherie, The Wondertwins, and Storyboard P.
The Hong Kong Ballet – June 18-22 – Ted Shawn Theatre
The Hong Kong Ballet, directed by Madeleine Onne, former Artistic Director of The Royal Swedish Ballet, the company performs Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Orchestral Suite in D Major No. 3. The company’s male dancers will present Nacho Duato’s commanding 2002 work Castrati, which explores themes of masculinity and sacrifice to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Karl Jenkins. A poetic trio from A Room of Her Own, by National Ballet of China resident choreographer Fei Bo, closes the program. Jacob’s Pillow Contact info. and links
Carmen de Lavallade in As I Remember It – June 20-22 – Doris Duke Theatre
Carmen de Lavallade, who has performed with Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey, and many others, has the longest Pillow performing career. She made her Jacob’s Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre in 1953. In the world premiere of her new solo show, As I Remember It, de Lavallade combines poignant movement and storytelling to weave a theatrical memoir about her venerable life on stage. Limited engagement, only three performances.
Trey McIntyre Project – June 25-29 – Ted Shawn Theatre
Trey McIntyre Project performs a new work inspired by the surreal imagination of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey and his characteristic pen-and-ink drawings. Performances also include the East Coast premiere of Mercury Half-Life, which is set entirely to the music of the legendary rock band Queen and includes beloved ballads We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions as well as lesser known songs such as Love of My Life and Millionaire Waltz.
Unreal Hip-Hop – June 25-29 – Doris Duke Theatre
Unreal Hip-Hop, produced by Jacob’s Pillow, features Decadancetheatre, Ephrat Bounce Asherie, The Wondertwins, and street dancer turned international star Storyboard P.
Jacob’s Pillow 2014 tickets, contact info. map and directions
Ticket sales for Jacob’s Pillow members begin January 13, 2014; subscriptions for five or more performances go on sale to the public March 17, 2014 and single tickets for Festival 2014 go on public sale April 1, 2014.
Full Schedule Including 200+ Free Events: Further programming announcements will be made in April for more than 200 free events, including Inside/Out performances, PillowTalks, and exclusive exhibits.