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This performance took place on July 6–10, 2022. Scroll for more information.

Fans of acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and last summer’s rollicking outdoor show LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum take note: Teicher brought the best of the swing dance world to Jacob’s Pillow with SW!NG OUT, with live music by Eyal Vilner Big Band. Featuring a cast of 22 performers, including 12 dancers and 10 on the bandstand, Teicher conceived of this piece alongside their brain trust of collaborators: Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Macy Sullivan, and Eyal Vilner.

Called “a sweeping ride through contemporary swing dance” by The New York Times during its premiere run at The Joyce Theater last fall, SW!NG OUT featured exciting Lindy Hop choreography and improvisation, and ended with an on-stage jam session for performers and audience members. The New York Times ‘Best of 2021’ mentioned SW!NG OUT as “…the contemporary swing-dance show that… gave me the most joy of any dance production in 2021.” (Critic’s Pick)

Leadership support for Pillow performances of SW!NG OUT was provided by Gerry and Hank Alpert.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

This Post-Show Talk features four members of the SW!NG OUT Braintrust: Director/Dancer Caleb Teicher, Band Leader/Musician Eyal Vilner, Dancer Nathan Bugh, and Dancer LaTasha Barnes, in conversation with Scholar-in-Residence Melanie George.

Read the program and PillowNotes

In the Press

“…audiences in the Ted Shawn Theatre will be treated to live music and the best of the swing dance world in SW!NG OUT.” Read more in Berkshire On Stage.

Dive into Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

This ever-growing collection includes dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today and new illustrated essays. Explore more on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive.

 

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SW!NG OUT

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jul 6 - Jul 10