Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Opens With Gala

Classic Arts News   Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Opens With Gala
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the prominent summer series in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, opens its season tonight with a gala performance featuring tap dancer Savion Glover, with the Ben Munisteri Dance Projects, and dancers from the Ballet Program of the School at Jacob's Pillow performing a world-premiere work by choreographer Margot Sappington.

Other festival highlights include the world premiere of Blueprint of a Lady, a work inspired by jazz legend Billie Holiday and performed by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence with vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Garth Fagan Dance, and the Mark Morris Dance Company.

Also on the schedule are Australia's Chunky Move, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Ben Munisteri Dance Projects, Mexico City's A Poc A Poc, Aszure Barton's ASzURe & Artists, Stockholm/59ԍ, Susan Marshall & Company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Trey McIntyre Project, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montr_al, Johannes Wieland, Black Grace, and Project Fukurow.

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