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Outdoor Inside/Out Performances are popular with all ages. Enjoy a variety of dance companies and styles on the new Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance Space, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 6:15pm.

2014 Inside/Out Performances

UPCOMING
JULY 30-AUGUST 2

New York Celtic Dancers
Wednesday, July 30, 6:15pm
Led by Allison Fippinger, New York Celtic Dancers (NYCD) performs a program of energetic Scottish dance with live music. While based in tradition, NYCD also encourages innovation; in the past, the company has set traditional steps to rock music and created a jig in collaboration with a percussionist. 

Rukmini Vijayakumar
Thursday, July 31, 6:15pm
Rukmini Vijayakumar performs Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form presented by a single dancer who portrays all characters, aspects, and emotions of the dance. In addition to classical Bharatanatyam training, Vijayakumar has studied ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, choreography, and Laban movement analysis, and has appeared in two Tamil films. She is the Artistic Director of the Raadha Kalpa dance company, based in India. 

Dawn Lane
Friday, August 1, 6:15pm
Choreographer, performer, and educator Dawn Lane is the Artistic Director of Community Access to the Arts (CATA), a Berkshire County organization nurturing and celebrating the creative abilities of people with disabilities. Lane is one of three dance educators chosen to teach Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion™ (CiM) residencies and sessions. Here, Lane presents a new work created on the day of the performance using CiM methods.

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, August 2, 6:15pm
Students from the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob's Pillow perform variations coached by program director Chet Walker with guest faculty. Chet Walker celebrates fifteen years at Jacob's Pillow this summer. 


AUGUST 6-10

Texture Contemporary Ballet
Wednesday, August 6, 6:15pm
Texture Contemporary Ballet presents highly physical, virtuosic choreography performed by professional ballet dancers from the top companies and schools in the United States. Texture is a Pittsburgh-based company founded in 2011 by Alan Obuzor, a 2013 Dance Magazine "25 to Watch" honoree; Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Kelsey Bartman is an alumna of The School at Jacob's Pillow. 

Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness
Thursday, August 7, 6:15pm
A Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist (casting is subject to change) performs choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated State of Darkness, a 36-minute marathon solo set to Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps in which the dancer never stops moving. Five dancers have appeared in this work to date: Fenley, until 1994; Peter Boal, from 1999-2000; and Rachel Foster, James Moore, and Jonathan Porretta, all of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. 

Hell's Kitchen Kilowatts
Friday, August 8, 6:15pm
Led by Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon, the Hell's Kitchen Kilowatts perform infectiously fun, jazzy swing dance. Swing dance developed in the 1920's and incorporates a group of dances including the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Shag. Fraser and Shannon create dynamic choreography incorporating these authentic forms with classical and contemporary jazz dance styles.

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, August 9, 6:15pm
Students from the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob's Pillow perform variations coached by program director Chet Walker with guest faculty. Chet Walker celebrates fifteen years at Jacob's Pillow this summer. 


AUGUST 13-16

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre
Wednesday, August 13, 6:15pm
The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater performs a variety of traditional and contemporary Spanish dances. The company, founded in 1976 by Dame Libby Komaiko, aims to share the rich cultural traditions of Spanish dance and music. Ensemble Español's repertory includes over 120 works; the company has performed throughout the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica, Poland, Australia, Canada, and China. 

Schoen Movement Company
Thursday, August 14, 6:15pm
Emily Schoen, a dancer with Larry Keigwin's Keigwin + Co., returns to Jacob's Pillow with her own boldly physical choreography after performing at the Festival in 2011 with Keigwin's company. Schoen was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2011; she approaches dance as "a humanized, heartening and highly technical form of physical art."

Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement
Friday, August 15, 6:15pm
Laurie M. Taylor creates work highlighting musicality and spirituality, fusing African diaspora movement forms, contemporary dance, and hip-hop sensibilities. Taylor has performed with Urban Bush Women, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Francine E. Ott/The Walk, and in works by Milton Myers and Helen Jones. Her own rhythmic, textural choreography draws on her Liberian/American cultural background.

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, August 16, 6:15pm
Students from the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob's Pillow perform variations coached by program director Chet Walker with guest faculty. Chet Walker celebrates fifteen years at Jacob's Pillow this summer. 


AUGUST 20-23

Adam H. Weinert/In Situ Arts
Wednesday, August 20, 6:15pm
Alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow Adam Weinert presents new interpretations of dances by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn, founder of Jacob's Pillow, and two of his dance descendants, Doris Humphrey and her disciple, José Limón. Weinert has performed at the Pillow with fellow alum Jonah Bokaer, and in 2013 presented several Shawn solos as part of a special installation at New York's Museum of Modern Art. This year marks the centennial of the Denishawn Company, the group Ted Shawn and wife Ruth St. Denis created, from which choreographers such as Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Jack Cole emerged.

Julia Kulakova Dance
Thursday, August 21, 6:15pm
Julia Kulakova Dance presents excerpts from Gypsy Fusion, a diverse program of cultural dances. Julia Kulakova is an internationally acclaimed performer and movement specialist, creating unique dance experiences through belly dance, Gypsy Dance, and folkloric fusion forms. Her work has been presented throughout the United States and abroad in Australia, Italy, Spain, and Russia. 

Tina Croll + Company
Friday, August 22, 6:15pm
Acclaimed choreographer Tina Croll's company performs excerpts from Ancient Springs, as well as a new work, Secret Landscape. Croll is the co-founder of From The Horse's Mouth, and was a founding member of Dance Theatre Workshop and a pioneer in the postmodern New York dance scene, performing with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King in the improvisation group The Gang of Four. Her choreography melds modern dance, folk dance, and live music. 

METdance
Saturday, August 23, 6:15pm
METdance is a contemporary jazz company based in Houston, TX. The concert-based troupe has toured nationally, including a 2012 Inside/Out performance at Jacob's Pillow. The company's 2014 program includes dances by Peter Chu, who performs with Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, and Kate Skarpetowska, whose work has been performed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater II, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Parsons Dance, Buglisi Dance Theater, and Hubbard Street 2, among others. 


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Harvard Dance Project
Wednesday, June 18, 6:15pm
Under the direction of choreographer Jill Johnson, students from Harvard University perform contemporary works. The Harvard Dance Project is a for-credit course for undergraduate students, which Johnson calls a "chance to dive into performance research and what it means to be an artist in 2014". For their Inside/Out engagement, student dancers perform excerpts from Johnson's SEESAW, a dance installation created using improvisation technologies and crowdsourcing with text from Confucius and René Daumal. 

New Generation Dance Company
Thursday, June 19, 6:15pm
Dardo Galletto, a former dancer with Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentino, founded New Generation Dance Company with his wife Karina Romero after moving to New York from their native Buenos Aires. NGDC has appeared over several New York seasons in programs of traditional tango alongside Galleto's signature fusion of tango, contemporary dance, and ballet, emphasizing human beauty in its simplicity and conflict. 

American Dance Guild
Friday, June 20, 6:15pm
A sampling of contemporary choreography from the American Dance Guild's 2013 Performance Festival, "Cross-Pollination," which took place at the 92 St. Y in New York City. The American Dance Guild is committed to preserving the living history of modern dance, while promoting new works. Their Inside/Out program includes work by Sue Bernhard, Michael Cerwinski, YungLi Chen, Rebecca Rice, and Sasha Spielvogel.

Ballet Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, June 21, 6:15pm
Dancers from the Ballet Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present a work created on them in only four days by acclaimed choreographer Jessica Lang, as well as variations coached by program director Anna-Marie Holmes. 

Sayat Nova Dance Company
Wednesday, June 25, 6:15pm
The Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston (SNDC) was formed in 1986 as an independent, non-profit dance ensemble under the direction of Apo Ashjian. SNDC performs traditional Armenian folk dance, which is recognized as a celebration and reflection of the life and legacy of the Armenian people. Each dance symbolizes livelihood, aspirations, legends, and an appreciation of beauty. 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Thursday, June 26, 6:15pm
Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen fuses dynamic modern dance with traditional Asian forms to create "endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy" (The New York Times). Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has toured internationally to Mexico, China, Korea, and Poland, presenting mesmerizing and dramatic works that defy cultural boundaries. Here they perform a program titled Song of the Phoenix, celebrating the glory of martial arts and the grace of poetry.

Buglisi Dance Theatre
Friday, June 27, 6:15pm
Artistic Director and former Martha Graham Dance Company member Jacqulyn Buglisi creates theatrical, emotional contemporary dances with multidisciplinary inspirations, saying: "using images, literature, poetry, heroic archetypes and a consuming physicality, I craft dances that explore human relationships revealing the bold visceral strengths, humor, and exquisite vulnerabilities of the individual.'' Buglisi Dance Theatre celebrated its 20th anniversary season in 2013. 

Tap Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, June 28, 6:15pm
Dancers from the Tap Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present variations coached by program director Michelle Dorrance. Dorrance is a recipient of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award (2013), and her troupe Dorrance Dance performs for two weeks in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 16-27. 

Patricia Kenny Dance Collection
Wednesday, July 2, 6:15pm
Under the direction of Patricia Kenny Reilly, a former member of Parsons Dance, this New York-based group performs lush and lyrical contemporary choreography. The company's repertory includes works by Robert Battle, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Orion Duckstein, and Kenny Reilly. The company, originally founded in 2001, works with both emerging and established choreographers to create new works with highly skilled dancers.

Amalgamate Dance Company
Thursday, July 3, 6:15pm
Founded in 2005, Amalgamate Dance Company's mission is to raise awareness around significant issues that affect human development through authentic storytelling, fearless partnering, and silky virtuosity. Artistic Director Alana Marie Urda creates dance events that educate and involve audiences while providing opportunities for performers. The company performs A Quiet Perseverance, created through hands-on experience with the aphasic community, and Oh, the Places You'll Go!, inspired by the eponymous Dr. Seuss book. 

Yin Yue Dance Company
Friday, July 4, 6:15pm
Yin Yue Dance is a New York City-based contemporary dance company. Artistic director and choreographer Yin Yue's work entertains the contrasts between fluidity and explosive strength, sensuality and power. Yin Yue Dance returns to Jacob's Pillow with The Space In Between, a rigorous and rhythmic work that uses the idea of shape shifting to explore society's influence on personality.

Tap Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, July 5, 6:15pm
Dancers from the Tap Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present variations coached by program director Michelle Dorrance. Dorrance is a recipient of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award (2013), and her troupe Dorrance Dance performs for two weeks in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 16-27. 

Ryan P. Casey & Dancers
Wednesday, July 9, 6:15pm
Ryan P. Casey, a founding company member of Michelle Dorrance's Dorrance Dance and alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, presents engaging and inventive tap dances that are at once thoughtful, humorous, and satirical. Hailed for "rocketing rhythms and stylish moves" (The Boston Globe), Casey and the cast, including special guest Kelly Kaleta, perform excerpts from Transitions, which addresses Casey's struggles and successes as a 6'8" dancer in New York City.

Abarukas
Thursday, July 10, 6:15pm
Abarukas was founded in 2009 by Yoshito Sakuraba, who came to New York from his native Japan at the age of 19 and studied at the Martha Graham School. Sakuraba's choreography layers precise detail, intricate patterns, and emotionally evocative sound scores to create theatrical contemporary dance. The dancers of Abarukas hail from across the United States, Chile, Spain, Taiwan, and China, with credits including Pilobolus and Cirque du Soleil.

Williams College Dance Department
Friday, July 11, 6:15pm
Members of student groups CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and the Zambezi Marimba Band of the department of dance at Williams College perform diverse works. Alumni of the Williams College Dance Department have gone on to dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Sarah Skaggs, Ben Munisteri, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and David Neumann/advanced beginner group, among others. 

Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, July 12, 6:15pm
Dancers from the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers. 2014 Contemporary Program faculty include Stijn Celis, Mark Morris, and Marguerite Donlon.

DANCE IQUAIL
Wednesday, July 16, 6:15pm
Dance Iquail was founded by Iquail Shaheed, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, with the mission to use the art of dance as a conduit for combating social injustice. The members of Dance Iquail have performed with MOMIX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and David Dorfman Dance. The company performs The Light on the Path by Eve Chan, Night Falls by Christopher Ralph, and an excerpt from Ralph's Inward Flux.

Emery LeCrone Dance
Thursday, July 17, 6:15pm
Critically acclaimed choreographer Emery LeCrone presents contemporary ballet works. Called "one to watch" by Marina Harss (The Faster Times), LeCrone has worked with dancers from New York City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Ballet West, among others. LeCrone's work will also be performed this week in the Ted Shawn Theatre as part of BALLET 2014.

Oui Danse
Friday, July 18, 6:15pm
Dancers fuse commercial expertise with technical virtuosity and expressive theatricality in Travailler, an engaging, propulsive work. Oui Danse was founded in 2013 by French artist Brice Mousset, whose international credits include works for the stage, the runway, the screen, and fashion spreads. Oui Danse aims to challenge the body, dare the imagination, and reconnect with humanity in the age of technology.

Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, July 19, 6:15pm
Dancers from the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers. 2014 Contemporary Program faculty include Stijn Celis, Mark Morris, and Marguerite Donlon. 

LehrerDance
Wednesday, July 23, 6:15pm
Artistic Director Jon Lehrer fuses modern and jazz dance to create LehrerDance, an expressive and energetic style. Lehrer, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, draws on his eclectic background as a professional dancer with modern legends such as Anna Sokolow and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company as well as Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and Merv Griffin's "Funderful," a musical variety show in Atlantic City. 

Marta Renzi & The Project Co.
Thursday, July 24, 6:15pm
Distinguished choreographer Marta Renzi has made over 75 dances for her Project Company, as well as creating work for groups across the U.S. and abroad and self-producing multiple dances for camera. Renzi was an inaugural artist in the "Inside/Out" performance series at Jacob's Pillow; this summer her company performs The Great World and Book of Breath, featuring the vocal music of Caroline Shaw. 

SIMERSON & CO.
Friday, July 25, 6:15pm
This company debut showcases adventurous works by choreographer and composer Brian Simerson, formerly of MOMIX and the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Simerson celebrated his 20th anniversary with MOMIX in 2013; in recent years he has also taught internationally in over 20 countries and served as resident choreographer for the Nutmeg Ballet.  

Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow
Saturday, July 26, 6:15
Dancers from the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow present contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers. Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group serve on faculty this week and will teach company repertory, including excerpts from Grand Duo. 2014 Contemporary Program faculty include Stijn Celis, Mark Morris, and Marguerite Donlon. 

Inside/Out Performances

Wednesdays-Saturdays during the Festival
6:15pm | FREE

In the event of inclement weather, Inside/Out performances move indoors to a studio seating 80 people. Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5:15pm to find out if the performance is moved indoors.


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