Contemporary

Contemporary | July 8—28

Milton Myers and Didy Veldman, Program Directors

Renowned mentor and Horton technique expert Milton Myers returns for his 33rd summer at Jacob’s Pillow alongside Dutch artistic director, choreographer, and contemporary teacher Didy Veldman. An ensemble of 24 accomplished dancers will work with three of today’s most sought-after contemporary choreographers, who coach dancers in their rehearsal practices and performance expectations. Dancers will perform the new works for Festival audiences on July 13, 20, and 27.

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 Directors

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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Didy Veldman

Dutch artistic director, choreographer, and contemporary teacher Didy Veldman was trained in Amsterdam. She danced with Scapino Ballet, Ballet Genève, Rambert, and co-founded Alias Company in 1992. She began choreographing in 1987, creating work for all four companies.

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