Ruth Leon recommends… The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Performance EnsembleRuth Leon recommends
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Performance Ensemble
‘Tis the season for wonderful outdoor performances from festivals all over the world. One of my favourites is Jacob’s Pillow, the contemporary dance festival and school, set it the Berkshires. This Festival has been active during the pandemic in expanding its audience beyond beautiful Massachusetts with numerous videos which it makes available worldwide.
These new productions are made by The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble and provide an inside look at the student and teacher experience and feature repertoire created on the dancers by leading choreographers who serve as program faculty.
Dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow are apprentices, trainees, pre-professionals, and early-career professionals from around the world. Professional Advancement Programs during Festival 2022 are on-site and are designed to nurture the artistic growth of the next generation of dance artists.
Here are performances from the Performance Ensembles in a variety of genres. Contemporary Ballet (June 25), Contemporary (July 16), Musical Theatre (August 6), and Dance Theatre: Afro-Latin Immersion (August 20).
June 25, 2022 6:00PM ET