Columbus Day weekend is when dozens of artists and artisans will take part in this year’s Made in the Berkshires.
There will be quite a parade of String, Wind and Piano Virtuosos, Stars of Opera, Dance and the Chamber Music World in Concerts at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Fall, Winter, Spring 2014-15.
Food, a full bar, and even a chance to learn some new dance moves with Jacob’s Pillow are all on tap August 30 along with some incredible and original music that will draw the dancer in you to shake that bootie.
Not just dancers, the cast includes Marianna Basham, Patrick Brennan, Kelly Galvin, Charls Hall, Dana Harrison, David Joseph, Arthur Oliver, Josh Aaron McCabe, Carmen-Maria Mandley, Susannah Millonzi, Jim Nutter, Tori Rhodes, Nikki Weaver, Kristin Wold.
From Aug. 20-24 it’s Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a company where the dancers are fresh and sharp, and perform a wide range of styles by contemporary choreographers.
In the Doris Duke Studio Theatre from August 20-24, Grass and Jackals is part of the 2014 Pillow finale.
At the Pillow from August 13-16, you can enjoy movement from Brazil that is designed to bring out each dancer’s most intense self.
“Beautiful dancing, music, and visual images amplify an already rich narrative that is by turns poignant, funny, tragic, and altogether very human and compelling,” says Ella Baff.
A breath of fresh air from the Pacific Northwest, the company spreads its wings over the Berkshires “and shows off its range and style, with beautiful technique and exceptional musicality” says Ella Baff.
The first ever Chatham Dance Festival is underway and lasts all month long.
Great performances come in all sizes, from cabaret sized shows to fully staged spectacles on big stages. We pick some of the best, and most unusual, of the lot.
Circa is at Jacob’s Pillow July 30-Aug. 3 performing acrobatic dance of the most intense kind.