July 9, 2018 (Becket, MA)—Internationally sought-after choreographer and Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings his company Eastman to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, July 11-15. Cherkaoui’s most recent choreography credits include Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APES**T” music video, filmed at the Louvre, and Jagged Little Pill, a new musical featuring the music of Alanis Morissette. In the Ted Shawn Theatre, Eastman performs Fractus V, a “captivating and provocative” (The Times), genre-bending work that explores the political philosophy of Noam Chomsky. In addition, Cherkaoui will participate in a free PillowTalk on Friday, July 13 at 5pm.
“Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Fractus V brings artists of nine different nationalities into dialog to create a work that is truly astonishing in its virtuosity and impact. There is a palpable and joyous community onstage. As these artists integrate their different creative practices we witness the power of true cross-cultural collaboration right before our very eyes,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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