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LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | August 11-15

The Jazz Continuum exploration centers the prolific artistry of Jazz music and dance as a cornerstone of Black American dance forms. Through this acclaimed series, LaTasha Barnes and her cast of masterful dancers and musicians embody, amplify, and showcase the power of Jazz dance and Lindy Hop to their personal dance journeys and the artform as a global phenomenon.

In this world premiere of the second exploration of the Jazz Continuum series, this powerful cast will investigate the energetic and generative relationships within Jazz and Lindy Hop and share their imaginings of its reapplication. Barnes is an internationally recognized and award-winning dancer, choreographer, educator, performer, and ambassador of culture. She has been honored to be a frequent collaborator with Dorrance Dance, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Ladies of Hip-Hop, and Caleb Teicher & Co.

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This is an in-person event. An online presentation of this event will be available to stream August 26 – September 9. If you are interested in booking a ticket for the online event, please click here.

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Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 11

2:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug 11

6:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 12

2:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 12

6:00 PM

Friday, Aug 13

2:00 PM

Friday, Aug 13

6:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 14

6:00 PM

Sunday, Aug 15

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
LaTasha Barnes Presents
The Jazz Continuum
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Aug 11 - Aug 15