Contemporary | July 9-29
Milton Myers, Program Director
Guest Choreographers: Ronald K. Brown, Cayetano Soto & Didy Veldman | John Levis, Music Director
Artist Faculty: 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.
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.Learn More
For 24 dancers at a professional or advanced pre-professional level, age 16 and up.
Contemporary Master Class Opportunities
2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline
Apr 13 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline
Apr 14-Jul 9: Consideration Ongoing, space permitting
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] or call 413.243.9919 for more information.
2011 Contemporary Program participant & recipient of the Lorna Strassler Award Craig Black speaks about his unforgettable and career-changing experience at The School: