jacob's pillow http://wamc.org en Premieres, Farewells And Old Favorites Highlight Jacob's Pillow 2014 http://wamc.org/post/premieres-farewells-and-old-favorites-highlight-jacobs-pillow-2014 <p>The <a href="http://www.jacobspillow.org/" target="_blank">Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival</a> has announced its 2014 season lineup.</p><p>The 82<sup>nd</sup> season of the nation’s longest-running dance festival will showcase 350 performances from June to August. With 52 companies performing on three stages, visitors will be treated to a mix of classic ballet and more modern dance.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 81437 at http://wamc.org Premieres, Farewells And Old Favorites Highlight Jacob's Pillow 2014 Wendy Whelan "Restless Creature" World Premiere at Jacob's Pillow http://wamc.org/post/wendy-whelan-restless-creature-world-premiere-jacobs-pillow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Wendy Whelan is arguably the finest ballet dancer of our time. She has danced with New York City Ballet for more than 25 years, and has mastered classics such as <em>Swan Lake</em>, Balanchine's masterful neo-classical repertory, and contemporary works by some of the world's greatest choreographers.</p><p>On August 14, she will premiere her brand new dance adventure, <a href="http://www.wendywhelanproject2013.blogspot.com/">Restless Creature</a>, at <a href="http://www.jacobspillow.org">Jacob’s Pillow </a>in Beckett, MA. She will perform four duets created by four different male choreographers - <a href="http://www.abrahaminmotion.org/">Kyle Abraham</a>, <a href="http://www.movethecompany.com/">Joshua Beamish</a>, <a href="http://www.brianbrooksmovingcompany.com/">Brian Brooks</a>, and <a href="http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com/index.php?option=com_dancer&amp;view=dancerdetail&amp;dancer_id=7&amp;Itemid=&amp;limitstart=3&amp;company=hs">Alejandro Cerrudo</a>.</p><p><em>Restless Creature</em> will be performed at The Pillow through the 18th and Wendy joins us to discuss this new and exciting work.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 71245 at http://wamc.org Wendy Whelan "Restless Creature" World Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still on PBS Great Performances http://wamc.org/post/dancing-jacobs-pillow-never-stand-still-pbs-great-performances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jacobspillow.org">Jacob’s Pillow</a> in Becket, MA is home to America's longest-running dance festival, is a National Historic Landmark, and is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Their 81st Season continues in Becket, MA through August 25th.</p><p>On July 26, the documentary film about <a href="http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/neverstandstill/">Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still</a>, will air nationally on PBS Great Performances. Director of the film, Ron Honsa filmed interviews and performances at The Pillow over the course of several seasons.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 69927 at http://wamc.org Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still on PBS Great Performances Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal http://wamc.org/post/jacob-s-pillow-dance-and-mass-moca-co-present-les-ballets-jazz-de-montr-al <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This weekend, <a href="http://www.jacobspillow.org">Jacob’s Pillow Dance</a> and <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> co-present world-renowned contemporary ballet ensemble <a href="http://www.bjmdanse.ca/">Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal</a> at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center.</p><p>The Montréal-based dance company blends a variety of dance styles, influences, and music in three diverse works by prominent, international choreographers.</p><p>This co-presentation coincides with the final month of MASS MoCA’s Oh, Canada exhibit, the largest survey of Canadian contemporary art ever produced outside of Canada.</p><p>Ella Baff, Jacob’s Pillow Executive and Artistic Director, and Sue Killam, Director of Performing Arts at MASS MoCA, join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58697 at http://wamc.org Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Bill T. Jones http://wamc.org/post/bill-t-jones <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bf59f9022e1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bf59f9022e1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bf59f9022e1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-901670.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albany, NY – Sarah speaks with dance luminary and multi-award winning choreographer/director, Bill T. Jones. He is the recipient of the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and his show, <em>Fela!</em> is nominated for 11 Tony Awards.</p> Thu, 13 May 2010 19:42:27 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 23564 at http://wamc.org Bill T. Jones