David Roussève/REALITY

Jul 3 - Jul 7

About

David Roussève/REALITY

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

Watch David Roussève/REALITY on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:
  • David Roussève/REALITY in Stardust from 2014

Programming subject to change.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Jul 3

8:15 PM

Thursday, Jul 4

8:15 PM

Friday, Jul 5

8:15 PM

Saturday, Jul 6

2:15 PM

Saturday, Jul 6

8:15 PM

Sunday, Jul 7

2:15 PM

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At Jacob’s Pillow: Jul 3 - Jul 7