Jacob’s Pillow Celebrates Ethnic Dance with Free Events in June

As it does every summer, Jacob’s Pillow’s schedule of dance classes, performances, and special events includes a number of free events for dance lovers who make their way to this historic spot in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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Audition Schedule Set for Jacob’s Pillow Summer School Programs

The School at Jacob’s Pillow will hold auditions in Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Miami, and New York City for its 2013 professional advancement Contemporary, Movin’ Commercial Dance, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Programs.

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Jacob’s Pillow Auditions Held for Summer 2013 Commercial and Contemporary Programs

The School at Jacob’s Pillow will hold auditions this weekend for two of its summer 2013 Professional Advancement Programs, Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance and Movin’ Commercial Dance, at CityDance Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland.

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Ballet Boyz Nunn and Trevitt on the Hunt for Dancers in New Series

A Chance to Dance, a new dance challenge series that follows prominent UK contemporary dancer/choreographers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt in their quest to create a new dance company in just 28 days, premieres tonight at 10pm on Ovation.

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Youth Ticket Offer Available for Brazilian Hip-Hop Performance at the Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is offering $10 youth tickets to see Compagnie Käfig, a Brazilian hip-hop company packed with athleticism, artistry, and drama led by French artistic director and hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki, for performances this Friday and Saturday.

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Pillow Documentary Never Stand Still Makes Theatrical Debut in Beverly Hills

Never Stand Still, an award-winning documentary that weaves performances by world-renowned dancers with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage, will hold its official premiere July 6 in Los Angeles.

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A Dance Lover’s Delight: 200 Free Events Planned at Jacob’s Pillow

This summer’s 80th anniversary season of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival offers more than 200 free performances, talks, exhibits, and community events from mid-June through August 26 at the Becket, Massachusetts landmark.

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Jacob’s Pillow Considers Dance’s Past and Future During 80th Season

Tickets for the Jacob’s Pillow 80th Anniversary Festival, an international celebration of dance, music, the visual arts, and culture beginning June 16 with the Season Opening Gala and continuing through August 26, are now on sale.

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Jacob’s Pillow Remembers Founder on His 120th Birthday

Modern dance groundbreaker Ted Shawn is being remembered by the dance educational center he founded, Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, on October 21—the occasion of his 120th birthday. To view a video clip of Shaw’s Men Dancers in the piece Kinetic Molpai, recorded at the Pillow in 1937, visit http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/dance/ted-shawns-men-dancers?ref=era&refcar=/era/1930–1939. . . .

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Craig Black Jr. Wins Scholarship at Jacob’s Pillow

Twenty-one-year-old Craig Black Jr. has been named the eight recipient of the Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence, the major annual scholarship of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, where Black is a participant in the Contemporary Program.

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Jane Comfort Brings Works of Thought and Theatre to the Pillow

Jane Comfort and Company, a contemporary dance-theatre group that pushes the intersection of dance, music, theatrically, and language, performs at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival June 29 to July 3. Using a wide range of theatrical elements, Comfort challenges the boundaries of dance and theatre in her newest work Beauty, which . . .

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Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Presented by Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will co-present a performance this spring of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, a stellar group of Cuban rhumba performers that blend African roots with Latin American influences.

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Celebrated Cuban Performance Group Returns to U.S. This Spring

Tickets are now on sale for one of Cuba’s most celebrated music and dance groups, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, for performances April 30 at 8:00 p.m. and May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCa Way, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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U.S. Debut for Göteborg Ballet

Göteborg Ballet, a Swedish contemporary dance company, makes its American debut August 18–22 at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, with 3xBoléro, a full-length production of three diverse works, each inspired by Maurice Ravel’s classic score, “Boléro.”

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Les Ballets Trockadero Make Pillow Debut

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male dance company that has delighted audiences for more than three decades with its hilarious take on the classical ballet repertoire, will perform for the first time at Jacob’s Pillow from August 11 to 15 in Becket, Massachusetts.

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Dancewave Company at Jacob’s Pillow

The Dancewave Company, formerly known as Kids Company, a pre-professional modern dance company for teens ages 15 and older, will perform at 6:15 p.m. June 25 as part of the Inside/Out Series at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts. Admission is free.

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Jacob’s Pillow: The Treasured National Landmark

Jacob’s Pillow Dance, lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (Time magazine) and “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), is a treasured National Historic Landmark and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.Tour the grounds in Becket, Massachusetts, view performance excerpts and hear from Director of Preservation Norton Owen as he shares the Pillow’s rich history.

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