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Dance: Pillow Tickets Now On-Line

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Garth Fagan Dance © photo by Basil Childers

With a powerful one-two-three punch, Jacob’s Pillow opens it’s 76th season.  Performances by the companies of legendary choreographers Garth Fagan (June 18 - 22) and Bill T. Jones (June 26 - 29; July 3 - 6), along with the lesser known (in this country) but intriguing Compagnie Heddy Maalem (June 25 - 29), a troupe of 14 African dancers who will re-interpret Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, begin a season of company debuts, world premieres, and exclusive programs.  In addition to ticketed events, there will be literally hundreds of free performances, classes, talks, and exhibits.

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Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance Company ©Paul B. Goode
Other highlights throughout the summer include the hugely popular Ballet Boyz (July 16 - 20), David Michalek’s remarkable Slow Dancing (July 31 - August 3), Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet (July 23 - 27), and a double bill of “downtown” dancers (August 14 - 17), the up-and-coming Kate Weare performing the world premiere of Bridge of Sighs (developed at Jacob’s Pillow) and performance art phenom Maureen Fleming, who will do The Stairs, a stunning piece in which she descends a staircase very slowly on her back to the music of Phillip Glass.  Warning: This last may not be the occasion to treat you aged auntie to a decorous evening at “the ballet”—-there’s partial nudity involved.  In fact, given the broad range of programs being offered between June 18 and August 24 (300 in all; only one-third of which require tickets), it’s surprisingly difficult to pinpoint an evening for the sort of ballet lover who likes to play it safe. 

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On-line ticket ordering for non-members and non-subscribers begins on Monday, April 7. 

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