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Pillow Lab: In Process with Bryan Arias | Showing: September 22 at 2pm 

ARIAS Company returns to the Pillow in development of the new work One of Us, which takes its inspiration from the American comic book Watchmen by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. Considered one of the most significant works of 20th century literature, Watchmen examines how superheroes would act in a real, credible world. Each collaborator embodies a unique character, focusing on the personal development and moral struggles of modern heroes within a contemporary political turbulence.

Puerto Rico-born and New York City-based Bryan Arias founded ARIAS Company as an artistic home for his own choreographic development in 2013. Recently, the company toured their second production, a full-evening work titled a rather lovely thing which was commissioned by and premiered at Jacob’s Pillow in 2016. The work of ARIAS Company is based in interrogating our identity and existence in modern life, aiming to reflect in fears and desires through dream-like settings. The company formulates a distinct and diverse movement language, fusing dance styles as a means of immersive storytelling. With impressive performance credits, Bryan Arias has danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Nederlands Dans Theater, and most recently Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. ARIAS Company has performed internationally in festivals such as Danse Danse Montreal, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Festival Siquientescena, Pietrasanta Music Festival, and Copenhagen International Choreography Gala.

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Pillow Lab: In Process with Bryan Arias

At Jacob’s Pillow: Sep 22