Four companies and dates have been announced for Jacob’s Pillow in 2015, as well as expansion plans. A full schedule will be revealed in another month, and tickets go on sale in January.
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd are just two of the stars who will be featured iin this series of great offerings from London’s NT Live in the coming months at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation, The full length dance Watershed showcases Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences, all performed by Abraham and his accomplished company.
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.