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Malpaso Dance Company

by The Staff August 6, 2015


  Celebrate our newfound national friendship with Cuba at Jacob’s Pillow with the Malpaso Dance Company, performing today (Thursday) through Sunday at Jacob’s Pillow. Accompanied live by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, Malpaso ...

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by The Staff October 17, 2014


  Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion company to North Adams this weekend. MacArthur “Genius” Fellow ...

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Hapless Bizarre

by The Staff August 8, 2014


        Choreographer Doug Elkins (Fräulein Maria) returns to Jacob’s Pillow with a “merry band of dancers . . . and one vaudevillian clown” in the show Hapless Bizarre. It’s promised as a dazzling combination of physical ...

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by The Staff July 24, 2014


  The times have changed: One dance critic has pronounced that “Circa has reinvented circus the way Cique du Soleil did decades ago . . . but the young company is way cooler.” You can judge for ...

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Unreal Hip-Hop

by The Staff June 19, 2014


  This show, featuring “hip-hop’s supernovas,” is a Jacob’s Pillow exclusive, and the performers and program are exciting and imaginative. The all-women Decadancetheatre will perform 4, their reimagining/reinterpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. B-girl “extraordinaire” Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie ...

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Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014


  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...


Underground Emotions

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 10, 2013

Photo: ©Julieta Cervantes

  A man in a suit enters the performance space, the sound of his footsteps magnified along with the steady droning of distant traffic. A row of ground-level headlights suddenly illuminates across the back of the ...

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Compagnie Käfig

by The Staff June 19, 2013


  According to the festival’s own publicity, Compagnie Käfig were “the smash hit” of the 2012 Jacob’s Pillow season. The critic for the Boston Globe praised the French-Brazilian company’s blend of martial arts, hip-hop and contemporary ...

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Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

by The Staff February 28, 2013


  The acclaimed Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal company return to Western Massachusetts this weekend for two shows at MASS MoCA. The company won raves when they performed at Jacob’s Pillow in 2010; the Times Union’s ...

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Dance and Dreams

by Lynn Hasselbarth August 23, 2012


Last Saturday, while the Brazilian artists of Compagnie Käfig impressed audiences in the Ted Shawn Theater, Jacob’s Pillow’s Doris Duke Theater was home to the New York City-based Liz Gerring Dance Company, offering the dramatic ...

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet

by The Staff July 25, 2012


If you like theatricality and grand drama in dance performance, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will give you exactly what you’re looking for. The company’s Jacob’s Pillow program (beginning Wednesday) will feature Argentinean choreographer Mauricio Wainrot’s ...

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Luna Negra Dance Theater

by The Staff July 11, 2012


Luna Negra Dance Theater, a contemporary ensemble based in Chicago and renowned for their infusion of Latin flair, will perform Bate, Naked Ape and Flabbergast beginning Wednesday night (July 18) through July 22 at Jacob’s ...

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by The Staff June 14, 2012

POR UM FIO - Mimulus Cia. de Dança (Belo Horizonte/MG - Brasil)

“This was dance with a human face, and superhuman energy.” So wrote the critic for The New York Times about the Mimulus company’s fondly remembered 2007 debut at Jacob’s Pillow. “For an hour . . . ...

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