Did Jacob’s Pillow want to remind us, now more than ever, of a famous phrase from a 1848 Shaker song: “Tis the gift to be simple, tis the gift to be free.”
In Burnt-Out Wife, Maine-based performance artist Sara Juli takes on the unarticulated rage lurking in a long-term marriage with a deft touch and the humor of a born stand-up comic.
Kudos to Jacob’s Pillow for this stellar beginning to a digital season of dance.
Dance critic, scholar, performer, activist Sally Banes died on 14 June in Philadelphia.
Our eyes may be quarantined, but our minds are not.
I’ve always believed that dance has a literature, much like music or drama. Dance’s literature consists of both ideas (choreography) and the execution of ideas (performance).
How, frankly, could I help people engage with their inherent creative powers and feel just a little bit better?
It was a treat to see Camille A. Brown & Dancers inhabit (and elaborate on) a number of different African American dance traditions with such winning ease and grace.
Boston Ballet’s rEVOLUTION is memorable because of its duel commitment: it is both enormously entertaining as well as edifying.
There’s hardly a minute in this hour-long show that isn’t stirred by singing, clapping, stomping, and drumming.