Jacob's Pillow Dance Season Brochure
This summer, the Pillow will host its 82nd world-renowned dance Festival, kicking off with the Season Opening Gala on June 14. Festival 2014 will feature new dance companies and beloved favorites from around the world and across the U.S.
JACOB’S PILLOW D A N C E FESTIVAL 2014 MEMBER PRE-SALE THROUGH MARCH 15 WELCOME TO FESTIVAL 2014 The world of dance is expansive, surprising, and diverse. So is Jacob’s Pillow. Photo Christopher Duggan This Festival, we present truly extraordinary artists from Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Israel, and all across the U.S. —yet the performances in our theaters are just one part of the Festival. I welcome you to dive into dance with free Inside/Out performances, PillowTalks, film screenings, community classes, observing master artists teaching at The School, and more. Some of the most meaningful Pillow moments happen when you peek into a studio, enjoy the gardens, or spot one of your favorite dancers at the Pillow Pub after a show. Spend time at the Pillow. It pays off in unexpected and inspiring ways. I look forward to seeing you at the Festival, Ella Baff Executive and Artistic Director Trey McIntyre Project; photo Lois Greenﬁeld. COVER: Jessica Tong of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; photo Todd Rosenberg. 1 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org MEMBER PRE-SALE Members get $10 off every Ted Shawn Theatre ticket through March 15 Call to join! 413.243.0745 SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES BOOST YOUR SAVINGS WITH THESE PACKAGES Add to your Member Pre-Sale savings. Purchase a Subscription Package of five or more shows and get an additional 10% discount and free ticket exchanges (up to 48 hours in advance). BALLET LOVERS The Hong Kong Ballet Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet 2014: Principals and Soloists of New York City Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Pacific Northwest Ballet AMERICAN ORIGINALS As I Remember It with Carmen de Lavallade Chalk and Soot with Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider Dance Theatre of Harlem Mark Morris Dance Group Trey McIntyre Project Doug Elkins’ Hapless Bizarre Paciﬁc Northwest Ballet; photo Angela Sterling. Doug Elkins & LeeSaar; photos Christopher Duggan. Decadancetheatre; photo Daniel Pincus. INTERNATIONAL IDEAS The Hong Kong Ballet Bleu! Circa Companhia Urbana de Dança LeeSaar The Company DANCE ADVENTURES Trey McIntyre Project Unreal Hip-Hop Moses(es) Stardust Dorrance Dance A Jazz Happening 3 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org OR CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE with any five or more shows! gala Saturday, June 14 5:30pm Kick off the season in style with cocktails, a live auction, and performances by Hong Kong Ballet, the legendary Carmen de Lavallade, and dancers of The School in a world premiere by Jessica Lang. Mingle with the dancers, enjoy a fabulous dinner by The Old Inn & Moore, and groove the night away on the dance floor. SeaSon opening Li Jaibo of Hong Kong Ballet and A Jazz Happening; photos Christopher Duggan. Finale, photos Edward Acker & Em Watson. A JAZZ HAPPENING Sunday, August 17 5pm F ESTIVAL F INALE Saturday, August 23 8pm Students of the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow win hearts in a swinging show of dance and live music, directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker. One night only! Get gussied up and celebrate the close of Festival 2014! Your Finale ticket includes a brilliant performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet or LeeSaar, plus entrance to the best after-party of the summer. Drinks, desserts, photo booth fun, and DJ BFG spinning live at the ultimate dance celebration. Your ticket to these Special Events directly benefits the artists, students, and community of Jacob’s Pillow. JUNE 18-22 THE HONG KONG BALLET Ted Shawn Theatre | CHINA Sleek elegance and exquisite technical precision open the Festival. The company performs Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, set to the rich and celebratory music of Bach; Nacho Duato’s commanding all-male work Castrati; and a poetic trio, A Room of Her Own, by National Ballet of China resident choreographer Fei Bo. JUNE 20-22 | LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AS I REMEMBER IT Doris Duke Theatre WORLD PREMIERE This intimate portrait of dance icon and actress Carmen de Lavallade spans an unparalleled six-decade career working with luminaries Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey, and many others. In the world premiere of this new solo show, movement and storytelling about Ms. de Lavallade’s life on stage. weave an unforgettable memoir 5 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org Carmen de Lavallade; photo Julieta Cervantes Hong Kong Ballet; photo Conrad Dy-Liacco JUNE 25-29 TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT Ted Shawn Theatre Trey McInytre’s dances overflow with fresh intelligence, unabashed physicality, and irresistible sprit. This jubilant program features Mercury Half-Life, to the music of the legendary rock band Queen, and a new work inspired by the surreal imagination of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey. Chanel DaSilva and Ashley Werhun of Trey McIntyre Project; photo Trey McIntyre provocative” - The Boston Globe “engaging and Photo credits pg 16 UNREAL HIP-HOP Doris Duke Theatre PILLOW EXCLUSIVE Hip-hop’s supernovas astound and delight. Featuring the all-female crew Decadancetheatre, b-girl extraordinaire Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, kings of freestyle and pop ‘n’ lock The Wondertwins, and street dancer turned international star Storyboard P. 6 JULY 2-6 HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO Ted Shawn Theatre This audience favorite returns with a sensational program of Jirí Kylián’s vivid v Falling Angels; the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired work Gnawa, by Nacho Duato; and PACOPEPEPLUTO, by Alejandro Cerrudo, a trio for three Olympian male dancers set to the sweet sounds of Dean Martin. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; photo Todd Rosenberg BLEU! Doris Duke Theatre | ITALY 7 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org The innovative theatre company Compagnia T.P.O. presents Bleu!, a wondrous interactive production for children—and grownups too. Travel under the sea with this spectacle of light, animation, and movement . Audience members can join in or simply relax and enjoy the adventure. $10 Youth Tickets for all shows Compagnia T.P.O.; photo Maria Constanzo JULY 9-13 DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Ted Shawn Theatre This dynamic and topflight program includes Ulysses Dove’s breathtaking Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, with music by Arvo Pärt. A new ballet, Past-Carry-Forward, brings the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance to life, and choreographer Donald Byrd’s Contested Space is a total knockout. Ingrid Silva & Taurean Green of Dance Theatre of Harlem; photo Rachel Neville MOSES(ES) Doris Duke Theatre LIVE MUSIC Raja Feather Kelly & Anna Schon; photo Julieta Cervantes Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group takes us on a captivating journey. Wilson’s energetic fusion of modern and African dance is perfectly married to an intoxicating mix of klezmer , house music, and AfricanAmerican spirituals that are recorded and sung live. 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org 8 JULY 16-20 BALLET 2014 Ted Shawn Theatre Principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs a phenomenal ensemble of top ballet stars including Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Tyler Angle, and others. The program is equally impressive, with dances by Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, Larry Keigwin, a world premiere by Emery LeCrone, and the classic Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins. Cast is subject to change. JULY 16-27 | TWO WEEK RUN! DORRANCE DANCE Doris Duke Theatre WORLD PREMIERE | LIVE MUSIC Tap artist extraordinaire and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Michelle Dorrance premieres a new show featuring b-girl Ephrat ‘Bounce’ Asherie, tap dance instruments by innovator Nicholas Young, and live music by the sensational vocalist Aaron Marcellus. 9 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org Tiler Peck & Tyler Angle of New York City Ballet; photo Paul Kolnik JULY 23-27 MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP AND Mark Morris is celebrated for his MUSIC ENSEMBLE deep, witty, poetic, brazen, joyful dances and an abiding Ted Shawn Theatre LIVE MUSIC commitment to live music. The Pillow celebrates Mr. Morris and his company with a weeklong festival within the Festival, featuring talks, an exclusive program of Festival Dance, A Wooden Tree, and Crosswalk, and a concert by the MMDG Music Ensemble. Mark Morris Dance Group; photo Stephanie Berger greatest choreographers” - The New Yorker “ one of the living Michelle Dorrance; photos Karli Cadel & Matthew Murphy dynamite” - The Chicago Tribune “Dorrance is JULY 30-AUGUST 3 CIRCA Ted Shawn Theatre | AUSTRALIA CHALK AND SOOT DANCE HEGINBOTHAM and BROOKLYN RIDER Doris Duke Theatre WORLD PREMIERE LIVE MUSIC In Chalk and Soot, choreographer John Heginbotham and composer Colin Jacobsen combine their unique artistic forces. This evening-length premiere features imaginative, theatrical choreography , live music performed by superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider , and the vocal stylings of Shara Worden, lead singer of My Brightest Diamond. Dance Heginbotham; photo Janelle Jones, courtesy The Watermill Center 11 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org Circa; phto Darcy Grant Bringing circus arts into the 21st century, these astonishing performers communicate the power of the human body through acrobatics, aerial work, and mind-bending feats of strength. Their new production “S” is sensual, sinuous, sophisticated, and spectacular . AUGUST 6-10 PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Ted Shawn Theatre Under the direction of Peter Boal, one of America’s greatest ballet companies makes a rare East Coast appearance. Their exciting program includes British choreographer David Dawson’s exuberant A Million Kisses to My Skin and the remarkable Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling. Kylee Kitchens & Eric Hipolito Jr of Paciﬁc Northwest Ballet; photo Angela Sterling STARDUST Doris Duke Theatre REALITY; photo Valerie Oliveiro coming-of-age “a transcendent - Los Angeles Times tale” The exceptional David Roussève/REALITY dancers explore the world of a young, gay, African-American man through arresting choreography, video, original music by hip-hop fusion composer d. Sabela grimes, and classic songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. 12 AUGUST 13-16 COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA Ted Shawn Theatre BRAZIL contemporary hip-hop dances performed by her virtuosic company. With works like Na Pista and Suite Funk, the men of Urbana burn up the floor with joy, athleticism, and Choreographer Sonia Destri Lie brings an all-new program of the sounds and culture of Rio de Janeiro. AUGUST 13-17 HAPLESS BIZARRE Doris Duke Theatre Known for work that is humorous and heartwarming, delightfully intelligent dancemaker Doug Elkins (Fräulein Maria) returns with a merry band Deborah Lohse & Mark Gindick; photo Christopher Duggan of dancers...and one vaudevillian clown. Hapless Bizarre offers a cheeky mash-up of physical comedy, dance, and romance. witty and inventive ” “musical , 13 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org - The New York Times Companhia Urbana de Dança; photo Renato Mangolin AUGUST 20-24 ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET Ted Shawn Theatre breathtaking” - The Chicago Sun Times “simply Katherine Bolaños of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet; photo Rosalie O’Connor Expert and stylish ballet dancers deliver a rousing final week at the Festival with Cayetano Soto’s dramatic Beautiful Mistake, Jorma Elo’s vigorous Over Glow, and Square None by Norbert De La Cruz III, where electronica music mixes with arias by Handel. LEESAAR THE COMPANY Doris Duke Theatre F ESTIVAL F INALE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 The best after-party of the summer The work of Israeli choreographers Lee Sher and Saar Harari is sensual, inventive, and visually arresting. Grass and Jackals, a spectacle of dance and light, pushes physical and emotional boundaries and takes the audience to eccentrically beautiful places. LeeSaar; photo Christopher Duggan 14 THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP MEMBERS KEEP US MOVING Your donation provides essential and inspirational support for dancers, students, and choreographers around the world. You enable the Pillow to present 200 free events each season, year-round educational programming, residencies for artists, and more. ORDERING CALENDAR ORDER FIRST Members order before the public, securing the best seats and tickets to sold-out shows. January 13 January 27 February 3 WEEK OF MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS Ted Shawn Circle Members $1,000+ TWO WEEK PERIOD Subscription Packages, Members $250+ Subscription Packages, Members $120+ Subscription Packages, Members $60+ Single Tickets, Members $250+ Single Tickets, Members $120+ Single Tickets, Members $60+ TWO WEEK PERIOD GET THE BEST SAVINGS With the Member Pre-Sale save $10 on all Ted Shawn Theatre tickets. Plus, Subscription Packages of any five or more shows come with an additional 10% off and free ticket exchanges (48 hours in advance). February 10 February 18 (Tuesday) February 24 March 3 ENJOY INSIDER PERKS WEEK OF Members get great thank you gifts, and the benefits increase at each level. Perks include discounts at the Store, parking passes, invitations to events with artists, and more. See all levels and benefits at jacobspillow.org/membership MEMBER PRE-SALE ENDS MARCH 15 March 17 April 1 (Tuesday) Subscription Packages, Non-Members Single Tickets, Non-Members SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES = 5 or more shows SINGLE TICKETS = 4 or fewer shows JOIN, RENEW OR UPGRADE TODAY! There’s no better time to be a Member. Make your gift of $60 or more to access the terrific benefits of membership. CALL 413.243.0745 ONLINE jacobspillow.org/membership SPECIAL THANKS to these institutions for their generous support The Barrington Foundation; Berkshire Bank Foundation; Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation; Chervenak-Nunnallé Foundation; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Charles Evans Foundation, In memory of Charles Evans, Sr.; The Frances Alexander Family Fund; Greylock Federal Credit Union; Howard Gilman Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Highland Street Foundation; The Kresge Foundation; Leading for the Future Initiative, a program of the Nonproﬁt Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. Leir and The Leir Charitable Trusts, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir; Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; MassDevelopment; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; New York Community Trust – LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund and the Wallace Special Projects Fund; Onota Foundation; Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation; The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation; The Prospect Hill Foundation; Pufﬁn Foundation, Ltd.; The Jerome Robbins Foundation; Arch W. Shaw Foundation; Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund; The SHS Foundation; Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; The Spingold Foundation; Talented Students in the Arts Initiative, a collaboration of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Surdna Foundation; The Velmans Foundation; Wheatleigh; Weissman Family Foundation; Xeric Foundation. 13 15 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org As of December 2013 Photos Christopher Duggan & Tina Lane TICKETS TED SHAWN THEATRE DATES WED, THURS, FRI, SAT 8PM SAT & SUN 2PM Hong Kong Ballet Trey McIntyre Project Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Thurs 2pm show added! Dance Theatre of Harlem Thurs 2pm show added! 6/18-22 6/25-29 7/2-6 7/9-13 7/16-20 7/23-27 7/27 11am $69, $59, $39 $69, $59, $39 $69, $59, $39 $69, $59, $39 $75, $65, $45 $75, $65, $45 $15 General Admission $59, $49, $39 $75, $65, $45 $59, $49, $39 No Sun matinee BECOME A MEMBER TODAY AND SAVE! MEMBERS SAVE $10 on Ted Shawn Theatre tickets, through March 15 TAKE AN EXTRA 10% OFF on Subscription Packages of any five or more shows (pg 3 for details) Ballet 2014: Principals and Soloists of New York City Ballet Mark Morris Dance Group Thurs 2pm show added! Mark Morris Music Ensemble Concert* Circa Pacific Northwest Ballet Companhia Urbana de Dança Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Sat, Aug 23 Festival Finale Benefit CALL 413.243.0745 Open Monday–Friday 10am-4pm BOX OFFICE 7/30-8/3 8/6-10 8/13-16 8/20-24 DATES VISIT 358 George Carter Road ONLINE jacobspillow.org starting April 1 Becket, MA 01223 $75, $65, $45 Finale Tickets $150, $100, $75 WED, THURS, FRI, SAT 8:15PM SAT & SUN 2:15PM DORIS DUKE THEATRE $10 YOUTH TICKETS and $19 UNDER 35 FRIDAYS on sale April 1 Prices are subject to change. A $7 Handling Fee is applied to each order, but is waived for group orders and walk-up sales. Discounts, including coupons and vouchers, must be requested at time of purchase and cannot be issued retroactively or combined. *Member Pre-Sale does not apply to MMDG Music Ensemble Concert SEATING requests are not guaranteed. No standing in the theatres. Every person, including infants, must have a ticket to enter theatre. Wheelchair seating must be requested when ordering. Late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager. Dogs must be leashed on grounds; only official service dogs are permitted in theatres. EXCHANGES are free to Subscribers, 48 hours in advance; non-Subscriber exchanges are $5-$10 per ticket. Tickets may be exchanged between theatres for the value of the higher priced ticket; differences in ticket prices must be paid and cannot be refunded. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Box Office at least 48 hours before performance. Tax-deduction receipts can be issued for donated tickets. PROGRAMS, casts, and prices are subject to change without notice. TICKET RESALE on Pillow grounds is prohibited. NO REFUNDS. FROM PG 6: Unreal Hip-Hop photo credits, clockwise from top left: Jennifer Weber; photo Karli Cadel. The Wondertwins; photo Sophie Brown. Ephrat Asherie; photo Ian Douglas. Storyboard P; courtesy Storyboard P. Carmen de Lavallade LIMITED RUN Fri/Sat/Sun only 6/20-22 6/25-29 7/2-6 $38, $22 $42, $22 Weds & Thurs 4:15pm, 8:15pm Fri 4:15pm, 8:15pm Sat 11:15am, 3:15pm, 8:15pm Sun 11:15am, 3:15pm Unreal Hip-Hop TPO in Bleu! $28 General Admission $10 Youth Tickets for all shows Moses(es) Dorrance Dance TWO WEEK RUN 7/9-13 7/16-27 7/30-8/3 8/6-10 8/13-17 8/20-24 DATE $38, $22 $42, $22 $38, $22 $38, $22 $42, $22 $38, $22 Finale Tickets $75, $50 Chalk and Soot Stardust Hapless Bizarre LeeSaar The Company Sat, Aug 23 Festival Finale Benefit SPECIAL EVENTS DETAILS FREE for Members Prices vary, on sale now FREE for Members and Volunteers FREE for TSC Members Member Film Event Season Opening Gala Member & Volunteer Day Ted Shawn Circle Reception 6/8 6/14 TBA 7/25 8/17 8/23 A Jazz Happening Festival Finale $60, $35, $25 $150-$50 THE PILLOW @ MASS MOCA David Neumann; photo Maria Barinova DAVID NEUMANN A CO-PRESENTATION WITH MASS MOCA April 26, 8pm Obsessed with the lines between dance and theatre, performer and audience, Neumann presents a series of wry, witty works that span his 20-year career. massmoca.org for tickets 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org 14 16 PERFORMANCES ARE JUST THE BEGINNING Create your own Festival experience with more than 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, films, and more! All events take place June 18–August 24, 2014 Outdoor Inside/Out performances are popular with all ages. Enjoy a variety of dance companies and styles on the Henry J. Leir Stage at the Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6:15–7pm, FREE (cancelled or moved indoors when it rains) Guided Tours of our National Historic Landmark are offered twice a week, or you can explore on your own with a self-guided tour map. Thursdays and Saturdays, 5:30pm, FREE Community Dance Classes, including Master Classes with famous Festival artists and Families Dance Together workshops for children and adults, are offered throughout the week. Pilates, Ballet, modern, and more. Schedule posted online in April, $8–15 per class. PillowTalks offer fun and interesting views into the world of dance with choreographers, filmmakers, writers, and scholars. Fridays 5–6pm and Saturdays 4–5pm, FREE Sunday Screenings in Blake’s Barn highlight new and notable dance films, including the Pillow documentary Never Stand Still. Select Sundays 4:30–6pm (ticketed event, $10) Pre-Show Talks given by Pillow Scholars offer helpful insight on performances. 30 minutes before every show, in Blake’s Barn or on the Doris Duke Theatre porch, FREE Post-Show Talks with artists and Scholars occur once a week in each theatre right after the show. Thursdays in the Doris Duke Theatre and Fridays in the Ted Shawn Theatre, FREE The Archives are open so you can explore dance from the early 1900s to today by browsing our extensive collection of books, photos, and videos. Dance photography and art exhibits offer new views on the art of dance. Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to end of shows, FREE Observe Dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow at work in studios, classes, and rehearsals. All week, call ahead or see onsite signs for times, FREE Family Friendly Activities are offered throughout the Festival. Outdoor Inside/Out performances, $10 Youth Ticket shows, and family dance classes offer a chance to experience the arts together. Or simply picnic, relax, and enjoy our beautiful grounds! Dining Options include The Pillow Café and Barre, where you can enjoy small plates, full entrees, desserts, and drinks (reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome). The Pillow Pub has sandwiches, salads, and a full bar before and after shows. The Ice Cream & Coffee Bar offers snacks at intermission. Wednesday through Sunday, hours vary, 413.243.0745 for Café reservations Shop at The Pillow Store for souvenirs, clothing, DVDs, books, and gifts for the aspiring dancer in your life. Open Wednesday through Sunday, hours vary, thestore.jacobspillow.org Explore Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, our exciting online resource brimming with rare, recent, and historic dance videos. Scan this QR code or visit danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org Complete schedule of free events will be announced in April BOX OFFICE413.243.0745 413.243.0745 | | jacobspillow.org jacobspillow.org for videos 17 18 Photo Christopher Duggan MEMBER PRE-SALE Members get $10 off every Ted Shawn Theatre ticket through March 15 Call to join! 413.243.0745 Sarah Stanley of Dance Heginbotham; photo Janelle Jones, courtesy The Watermill Center CONNECT WITH US firstname.lastname@example.org youtube.com/jacobspillow facebook.com/jacobspillowdance facebook.com/theschoolatjp twitter.com/jacobspillow JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2014 350+ Free and Ticketed Events | June 14–August 24 TICKETS 413.243.0745 | jacobspillow.org 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223 JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE NON-PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID PUTNEY, VT PERMIT NO.1 Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark and National Medal of Arts recipient Yin Yue performing at Jacob’s Pillow in 2012; photo Christopher Duggan