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Take A Bow: Jacob’s Pillow Closes Out Festival 2016
Amy Krzanik reports from Becket. You never know what moves you’ll see on the dance floor at a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival after-party. There might be a few couples waltzing around the perimeter or salsa-ing in the center of a crowd of onlookers, there very well could be break-dancing, and there will definitely be a conga line. The 2016 Festival Finale, on Saturday, Aug. 27, was no exception. Following a performance by either Pacific Northwest Ballet in the Ted Shawn Theatre or Souleymane Badolo in the Doris Duke, guests were treated to complimentary gourmet desserts, Six Depot coffee, Wandering Star beer and wine in the Bakalar Studio and outside in the Tea Garden. The Pillow’s favorite music maestro, DJ BFG, again turned the Haven tent into the hottest pop-up nightclub in town, as the scent of s’mores wafted over from the firepits on the Great Lawn. We can’t wait to do it all again next year. [Above, Sara Connonlly with Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal, Melissa Elstein and Hussein Kassim.]
Weston Hicks and Pillow board member Ann L. Hicks; the scene in the dance tent post performance.
Liza Gennari, Claire Gennari, and Pillow alums Anna Rogovoy and Ashley David; Roger Chabot and Michael Parisi.
Kerry Colnan and Austin McKissock; Pamela Tatge, director of Jacob’s Pillow, with board member and RI publisher Mark Williams.
After dessert, a crowd began to trickle into the disco-balled dance tent; DJ BFG knows what the crowd wants to hear.