Ruth Leon recommends… Groups of Guys – Jacob’s PillowRuth Leon recommends
Groups of Guys – Jacob’s Pillow
When Ted Shawn, the founder of Jacob’s Pillow, began his career in the early 20th century, it was a generally accepted premise that “men don’t dance” and he set out to disprove this assumption with his company of male dancers.
Groups of Guys is a fascinating collection of performances from the Jacob’s Pillow video library demonstrating, in this selection of some 14 different companies of male dancers, how wrong that assumption was.
These performances, a multiplicity of examples, have been collected to commemorate the very first all-male performance by Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, which happened in Boston exactly 90 years ago this month. Not surprisingly, it was entitled Men Dancers.