June 6, 2017 – (Becket, MA) “A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob’s Pillow for the ensemble’s first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang’s Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang’s Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement.
“Jessica Lang’s emergence as a major American choreographer is intertwined with her history at the Pillow. We are delighted to bring her back with a program that includes live music, a world premiere commissioned specifically for our 85th Anniversary, and the beautifully moving Thousand Yard Stare, based on her research with veterans.”-Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge
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