Parties & Openings
July 7 – Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Summer Party
July 6 – Stockbridge
Multicultural BRIDGE Gala
July 2 – Williamstown
Dance We Must Opening
It Was A Crowd Scene At ‘Dance We Must’ Opening
Lisa Green reports from Williamstown. Decades after their deaths, Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis can still draw massive audiences, which they did on Monday, July 2 at the reception for “Dance We Must, Treasures of Jacob’s Pillow, 1906-1940.” The exhibit includes more than 350 objects from the Jacob’s Pillow archives dating back to the years Denishawn was choreographing and performing. A collaboration between the Pillow and the Williams College Museum of Art, it features 30 costumes in dialog with film and photos of the early days of modern dance. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the museum’s patio where, after remarks by Lisa Dorin, WCMA’s interim director, and Pamela Tatge, director of the Pillow, they were treated to a performance based on Ted Shawn’s “Pierrot in the Dead City,” danced by Adam H. Weinert. Upstairs in the galleries, dancers performed reconstructions of other Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis pieces. “Dance We Must” runs though Nov. 1 and yes, visit you must. [Above, Kim Hugo, communications manager, and Lisa Dorin, interim director.] Related: Costumes Dance Out Of Jacob’s Pillow’s Past At WCMA.
Burcu Gurcay-Morris and David Gurcay-Morris, the museum’s exhibition designer; Andree Heller, development manager for the museum, and Carolina Bruno, a Williams College staff member.
Laurie Miles, Rich Erickson, Jerry Grabel and Valerie Brown.
Rita Bleiberg, Corinne Warner and Mady Miller; Julia Blake and Gregory Shook, director of media relations at Williams College.
David Dashiell and Andrew Groff, community development director for the town of Williamstown; Kathleen Chrisman, Neil Chrisman, and Joan Hunter.