June 30, 2017 – (Becket, MA) Montréal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard makes its Jacob’s Pillow debut in the Ted Shawn Theatre, July 19-23. Described by The New York Times as a “hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness,” company director Marie Chouinard has been pioneering avant garde choreography that pushes the boundaries of on-stage performance since the late 1970s. The program includes 24 Preludes by Chopin, a series of vignettes laced together by Chopin’s iconic piano refrains and set to live piano accompaniment, and HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS, inspired by the ink drawings and poems of the French/Belgian poet and visual artist.
“There is no movement vocabulary quite like the language of Marie Chouinard: technically rigorous and exacting, unrestrained in its emotional expressiveness, and unabashed in its intent to push boundaries. I am excited to have Pillow audiences discover Chouinard and her groundbreaking work,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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