June 14, 2019—Jacob’s Pillow presents Halfway to Dawn by David Roussève/REALITY in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 3-7. This new work brings together dance, music, text, and video in a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to African-American jazz composer Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator. Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to Jacob’s Pillow after a developmental residency in the Pillow Lab.
“We were fortunate to witness an early version of Halfway to Dawn when Roussève and his talented company REALITY developed this work at the Pillow Lab. The audience that saw the work-in-progress were at the edge of their seats. I’m excited for Pillow audiences to see this wildly thought-provoking and highly poetic tribute to Billy Strayhorn,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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