The Dancers of Pilobolus at Umpachene Falls

Artistic Series, Jacob’s Pillow: Taking Dance Off The Mountain

Dancers of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan

 

At Jacob’s Pillow, we ask the question: “where can dance happen?” I’m excited to launch Jacob’s Pillow: Taking Dance off the Mountain, a project that lives at the intersection of dance and photography. A main thread of our strategic plan, Vision ’22, is strengthening connections with our neighbors. We’ve invited dancers from across the country to join us on this new venture, and help us take dance into the community and off our 220-acre rural site on top of a mountain in Becket, MA. Together, we created photos that share our collective story and showcase the magnificence of the Berkshires geography. It’s especially fitting to launch this series with Pilobolus, a company that derives much of its vocabulary from nature and has a rich Pillow history.

 

Join Jacob’s Pillow in its new artistic series, Taking Dance off the Mountain, where we invite artists to join us in creating site-specific dance art through Berkshire County. We begin this series with the dancers of Pilobolus at Umpachene Falls in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. This group of dancers is known for their palpable dance creations which break movement and visual boundaries and reveal the graphic capabilities of the human body in surprising ways. (Fun fact: The company had a rare three-day run as part of our Inside/Out Performance Series to kick off Festival 2017.) So on a hot summer afternoon, members of our creative team and the dancers of Pilobolus caravanned down the mountain and into one of the Berkshires’ natural wonders.

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Dancers of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan
Dancers of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan
Dancer of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan
Dancers of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan
Dancers of Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan

 

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