January 30, 2017 – (North Adams, MA) – Cultural partners Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave’s monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA’s largest gallery. Iconic choreographer and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient Bill T. Jones will perform on March 4 at 8pm; choreographer, writer, actress, and New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award recipient Okwui Okpokwasili will perform on April 7 at 8pm. Co-presentations by Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA are made possible by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance.
“When I first heard about Nick Cave taking over Building 5 with Until, I immediately thought of Bill and what it would be like to have him perform in that world,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “I’m also excited to introduce Berkshire audiences to Okwui Okpokwasili, and her stunning movement and text-based work. Both of these artists will give us singular perspectives on the issues raised in this groundbreaking exhibition.”
“Nick and Bill T. have been speaking for years about finding a way to work together,” remarks MASS MoCA Curator Denise Markonish. “We’re thrilled that Until gives them this opportunity—and to our friends at Jacob’s Pillow for helping us bring these two artists together.”
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