July 29, 2019–(Becket, MA) In the Jacob’s Pillow-exclusive production Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet, New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns performs in multiple cross-genre collaborations in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 14-18. Acclaimed as a “a dancer who leaves everything she owns on the stage while realizing movement fully, all the way to her fingertips” (The New York Times) and the recipient of a Bessie Award for sustained achievement, Mearns has expanded notions about what it means to be a versatile dancer today. Mearns performs No. 1 with Honji Wang of the French hip-hop duo Wang Ramirez; the world premiere of Opulence with Jodi Melnick choreographed by Melnick; a new solo by Christopher Williams from the developing ballet Daphnis & Chloé; Liz Gerring’s Duet alongside Ashley Bouder; and Ekstasis by Martha Graham.

“Sara Mearns is arguably one of the most extraordinary dancers of our time in great measure because of her deep curiosity and interest in exploring new movement worlds that challenge her. We are thrilled to have been an artistic home for her investigations and are delighted to produce a performance that unites innovative dancers and choreographers who value artistic exchange,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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