June 6, 2019–(Becket, MA) In a highly-anticipated return to Jacob’s Pillow, Compañía Irene Rodríguez makes their Ted Shawn Theatre debut, June 26-30, with a diverse and exhilarating program that features one U.S. premiere, two world premieres, and audience favorites. A prominent voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, Compañía Irene Rodríguez unites traditional flamenco and Spanish dances and vibrant Afro-Cuban rhythms with ballet and contemporary techniques, creating work that ignites a “trail of triumph and applause” (Granma, Cuba).

The presentation of Compañía Irene Rodríguez coincides with a Professional Advancement Program of Flamenco & Spanish Dance at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, June 24-July 7, which Rodríguez directs. For two weeks, renowned faculty and emerging artists in the international flamenco community convene for an in-depth intensive surrounding the traditions and new directions of these two intertwined genres, flamenco and Spanish dance.

“In 2017, Compañía Irene Rodríguez’s performances in the Doris Duke Theatre were sold-out before opening night. They are truly back by popular demand this year,making their Ted Shawn Theatre debut,whileIrene leadsa flamenco and Spanish dance program that will enable dancers from aroundthe world to have access to her artistry,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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