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Dance of the Ages | June 23, 2022

Ted Shawn’s historic “Dance of the Ages” (1938) comes alive once again at Jacob’s Pillow in this special engagement with Adam Weinert and collaborators. Ted Shawn, founder of Jacob’s Pillow, considered “Dance of the Ages” to be his masterpiece. This iconic choreography was based on the radical queer text Towards Democracy (1833) by Edward Carpenter and comprised Shawn’s response to what he saw as the rise of fascism around the world. This new performance brings a fresh perspective to the piece, offering subtle updates to themes of gender performance and national identity.

Event Dates
Thursday, Jun 23

6:00 PM

Dance of the Ages

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Jun 23