Contemporary | July 8—28
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.
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
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.Learn More
Feb 21, 4pm EST | Priority consideration
After this deadline applications will be accepted and reviewed as space permits
Program & Scholarship Application available Dec 3
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: