Aug 8 - Aug 12
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.
Wednesday, Aug 8
Thursday, Aug 9
Friday, Aug 10
Saturday, Aug 11
Saturday, Aug 11
Sunday, Aug 12
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NETTA YERUSHALMY
“Sometimes everything about a dance performance seems right… at some point in the progression of a great dance, each choice makes sense, and you find yourself thinking, Yes.”
The New Yorker
“…Ms. Yerushalmy applies her fierce choreographic imagination”
The New York Times
“Netta Yerushalmy’s dances, like fresh hot spices, are pungent, potent, head-clearing. Her dancers meet near-impossible demands..”
Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy
At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 8 - Aug 12