Contemporary

Contemporary | July 9-29

Milton Myers, Program Director

Guest Choreographers: Ronald K. Brown, Cayetano Soto & Didy Veldman | John Levis, Music Director
Artist Faculty: Lillian Barbeito, Elisa Clark, Aya Kaneko, Igal Perry, Luis R. Torres & Deborah Wingert. Read Bios.

Under the direction of contemporary dance mentor and master teacher Milton Myers, daily studio work and weekly performance experiences prepare dancers to meet the expectations and requirements of today’s most in-demand artistic directors. Dancers will work with choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Cayetano Soto, and Didy Veldman to deepen their ability to communicate stylistically diverse choreographic intent and become articulate, versatile artists. Dancers will present the works in progress created on them on the iconic outdoor Inside/Out stage for Festival audiences on July 14, 21, and 28.

A faculty of distinguished artists provide individual coaching in multiple movement vocabularies, styles, techniques, and performance skills through daily classes in ballet and contemporary dance. Integral to this immersive dance experience are interactions with Festival artists through Master Classes and career-building discussions. Dancers live onsite and attend Festival performances held on three stages, public talks led by artists and scholars, view exhibits, and research dance interests and assignments in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.

Program Director

Milton Myers

Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for PHILADANCO! and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is the first Horton instructor.

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2018 Contemporary Master Class Dates & Locations

Miami, FL

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

Miami, FL
New World School of the Arts
Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 11:30am-12:15pm
Master Class: 12:30-2pm
Q&A: 2-2:30pm

New York, NY

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

New York, NY
Peridance Capezio Center
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 5:15-6pm
Master Class: 6:15-7:45pm
Q&A: 7:45-8:15pm

New York, NY
The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 10-10:45am
Master Class: 11am-12:30pm
Q&A: 12:30-1pm

New York, NY
Mark Morris Dance Center
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 3-3:45pm
Master Class: 4-5:30pm
Q&A: 5:30-6pm

Chicago, IL

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

Chicago, IL
Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Registration/Warm-up: 1-1:45pm
Master Class: 2-3:30pm
Q&A: 3:30-4pm

Los Angeles, CA

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

Los Angeles, CA
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Registration/Warm-up: 1-1:45pm
Master Class: 2-3:30pm
Q&A: 3:30-4pm

Boston, MA

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

Boston, MA
Boston Conservatory
Sunday, Apr 08, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 1:45-2:30pm
Master Class: 2:45-4:15pm