Ballet du Grand
Théâtre de Genève

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jul 10 - Jul 14

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Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

This performance took place on July 10-14, 2024.

From Switzerland | First Appearance Since 2011 | U.S. Premiere | Live Music
Performance Times:
Wed 8pm | Thu 8pm | Fri 2pm | Sat 2pm and 8pm | Sun 2pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program did not include the full version of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Noetic. The adjusted program included Faun, as well as Noetic in excerpt. In addition, the company performed the U.S. premiere of Strong, a piece by beloved choreographer Sharon Eyal. The decision to adjust this program was made on Tuesday, July 9.

“One of the most original and inventive in Europe” (La Presse de Tunisie), Switzerland’s acclaimed ballet company returned to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, featuring classically trained dancers performing breathtaking contemporary choreography. Boasting a rich, century-long history, the company is praised as “without a doubt one of the best European companies” (Paris Capitale).

This appearance at the Pillow marked the company’s first U.S. engagement under the artistic direction of the groundbreaking Belgian and Moroccan choreographer, dancer, and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who received the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award in 2022. Winner of the Olivier Award and Kairos Prize, Cherkaoui is also the artistic director of his own company, Eastman, and former artistic director of Belgium’s Royal Ballet of Flanders. In 2018, he choreographed the music video “Apeshit” for The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z), and supported the couple on their subsequent live tour. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on Jagged Little Pill, featuring the music of Alanis Morissette.

Ticket buyers were granted free entrance to the Pillow Pride Party on July 13, 2024. Learn more here.


Funded in part by Sana Sabbagh and the Leviant Foundation.
This program is supported in part by the Neil Chrisman Fund for International Dance.

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