Highly acclaimed for her “fierce choreographic imagination” (The New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy makes her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities. Presented in several installments and with two different programs, this work is a meditation on the different tracks taken by the modern tradition, in dance and beyond.

Yerushalmy tackles this tradition with both reverence and violence, by deconstructing iconic works from choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, and Bob Fosse, and then performing them alongside scholarly contributions that situate them in larger contexts. Intelligently crafted, The New Yorker praised Yerushalmy’s most recent work as a “perfect dance.”

Paramodernities is co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow and has been developed in part through residencies at the Pillow Lab and area colleges. Learn more about the making of Paramodernities in this Pillow Pick.

Paramodernities brings together some of today’s best and brightest minds, assembled here to consider the sometimes disparate worlds of dance and academia in this PillowTalk.

Please note programming differs for each performance:

Wed & Fri at 8:15pm: Nijinsky, Fosse & Cunningham
Thur & Sat at 8:15pm: Graham, Balanchine & Ailey
Sat at 1pm: Encyclopedic Series with all choreographers
Sun at 2:15pm: Nijinsky, Fosse & Ailey

All programming subject to change.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 8

8:15 PM

Thursday, Aug 9

8:15 PM

Friday, Aug 10

8:15 PM

Saturday, Aug 11

1:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 11

8:15 PM

Sunday, Aug 12

2:15 PM


Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy

At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 8 - Aug 12