July 31, 2018 (Becket, MA)—Highly acclaimed for her “fierce choreographic imagination” (The New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy makes her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities, August 8-12. By deconstructing and re-examining iconic works by choreographers Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, and George Balanchine, Yerushalmy dismantles the modern tradition with both reverence and intensity. Performed by a diverse cast of dancers alongside contributions by scholars and writers, Paramodernities assembles some of today’s best and brightest minds to bridge the sometimes disparate worlds of dance and academia.
“When I heard about Netta’s research into the role of iconic choreographers in the development of modernism, all of whom have connections to Jacob’s Pillow, I knew that we not only had to support the development of this work but also that we could connect it to area colleges who could benefit from the work’s cross-disciplinary possibilities,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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