Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival schedules its second annual Weekend OUT for August 5, 6, 7, 2011, featuring free events, performances, and tours, the opportunity for LGBT families, individuals, and couples to take advantage of all Jacob’s Pillow has to offer while meeting and mingling with old and new friends. Jacob’s Pillow 2011 schedule.
Scheduled weekend events include the photography exhibit Annie Leibovitz:DANCE which honors the 30th anniversary of Mark Morris Dance Group; a free performance by the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance students of The School at Jacob’s Pillow; a free film on the glamorous Paris Opera Ballet star Claude Bessy, and more. “Weekend OUT” will also feature a special behind-the-scenes historic tour of Jacob’s Pillow on Sunday, August 7 at noon, guided by Jacob’s Pillow Director of Preservation, Norton Owen, and focusing on iconic Pillow-founder Ted Shawn, his company of Men Dancers, and his mission to represent strength and masculinity in dance.
Performance highlights include the U.S. debut of 3e Étage: Soloists and Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, who showcase their versatility in varied program of witty contemporary ballet works, and the much-talked-about choreographer Jonah Bokaer, in multimedia dances that merge the visual arts and movement.
You may be interested in: August 2011 Berkshires events calendar.