At Jacob’s Pillow, four wildly divergent views of where ballet may be headed were given world premieres at Jacob’s Pillow under the guidance of impresario and principal dancer Daniil SImkin.
Maestro Williams has had to cancel his upcoming appearances at Tanglewood for Tanglewood on Parade on August 4 and Film Night on August 22 due to back problems.
A modern Comedy of Errors “truly is Shakespeare for the whole family. This is the kind of action-packed, colorful introduction to the Bard that can make life-long converts of youngsters,” says Gail Burns.
Jessisca Lang Dance translates Schubert’s song cycle ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ into dance. It music will be performed live by baritones Steven LaBrie and John Boehr and pianist Tyson Deaton. WIth sweeping choreography and amazing sets, this is dance that conveys emotion with exquisite artistry.
“In a performance as big as all outdoors,” Gail Burns writes, the melancholy Dane and his cohorts take the stage of The Dell at The Mount to “tell Hamlet’s tale in record time.”
Corinna May and John Woodson revolve slowly before you while their characters talk about life. An interesting, if mundane, play reviewed by Gail Burns.
This is musical theatre, sure, but it is much more than that. Instead of pretty songs with repeated melody lines and salubrious lyrical sentiments, this is everyday speech, rhymed and coupled, like operatic recitative with a rock beat. And it works.