About

Brian Brooks / Moving Company

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth. The program was shaped, in part, by the company’s time spent at the Pillow Lab last October.

Explore past Pillow performances on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:
  • Brian Brooks Moving Company in Motor in 2013

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Event Dates
Wednesday, Jul 21

2:00 PM

Wednesday, Jul 21

6:00 PM

Thursday, Jul 22

2:00 PM

Thursday, Jul 22

6:00 PM

Friday, Jul 23

2:00 PM

Friday, Jul 23

6:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 24

6:00 PM

Sunday, Jul 25

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
Brian Brooks / Moving Company
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Jul 21 - Jul 25