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Gallery Exhibits at Jacob’s Pillow

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Five intriguing gallery exhibits will be open to the public without charge from June 23 to August 29 during the annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts:

Lois Greenfield: Imagined Moments – This exhibition of the veteran dance photographer’s work includes portraits of Carmen de Lavallade, Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham dancer Fang-Yi Sheu, choreographer Shen Wei, and American butoh artist Maureen Fleming.

Arnie Zane on Bill T. Jones – The late Artie Zane, in addition to co-founding the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, was an active photographer. This collection includes some of his early photos of Jones, correlating specifically with the company’s performances of Serenade/The Proposition at the festival from July 21 to 25.

Pilates at the Pillow – Joseph Pilates, originator of the exercise regimen that bears his name, taught at Jacob’s Pillow in the 1940s and ’50s. This exhibit offers rare evidence of his pioneering work at the Pillow, including correspondence, class schedules, and photographs of Pilates demonstrating his signature technique.

Another Dance to Jules Feiffer – This exhibition of dance imagery in watercolors and drawings by the cartoonist and writer—including his memorable solo dancer in a black leotard—debuted last summer and receives an encore presentation this summer.

John Van Lund – Van Lund, who died in 2009, captured generations of important dancers on film as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival photographer beginning in the late 1940s. His complete collection of negatives and prints has been donated to the Jacob’s Pillow Archives, and highlights of his vast output are on view in this exhibit.

Highlights of this year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, from June 19 to August 29, include the U.S. debut of The Göteborg Ballet of Sweden; three world premieres co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow from choreographers Kyle Abraham, Monica Bill Barnes, and Camille A. Brown; and performances by the Trey McIntyre Project, the men in drag of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Festival tickets go on sale April 7; to order, call 413.243.0745 or visit www.jacobspillow.org.

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