Jun 22 - Jun 26

About

AMERICA(NA) TO ME | JUNE 22–26, 2022

In 1942, Jacob’s Pillow presented the very first concert in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Conceived as a showcase of American Folk Dances curated by Shawn, the program included square dances and Agnes de Mille’s Hell on Wheels, inaugurating the first theatre in the United States designed for dance. As we celebrate the renovation of the Ted Shawn Theatre and the 90th anniversary of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Associate Curators Melanie George and Ali Rosa-Salas revisit the theme of that first program by inviting dance artists to reflect on what American identity means to them. 

Featuring an expansive array of artists including Warwick Gombey Troupe, Mythili Prakash, Jasmine Hearn, Nelida Tirado, Sara Mearns & Joshua Bergasse, Alexandra Tatarsky, and Dormeshia & Guests, this presentation offers an ever-timely reflection on how dance engages questions of heritage, tradition, and belonging.

Please be advised that the program may contain moments of strong language and mature content.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Jun 22

8:00 PM

Thursday, Jun 23

8:00 PM

Friday, Jun 24

8:00 PM

Saturday, Jun 25

2:00 PM

Saturday, Jun 25

8:00 PM

Sunday, Jun 26

2:00 PM

America(na) to me

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jun 22 - Jun 26