Jacob's Pillow celebrates LGBTQ community with "WEEKEND OUT"
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS ITS ANNUAL
WEEKEND OUT JULY 3 - 5
What: Each season, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival celebrates its LGBTQ history, connections, and community with an annual Weekend OUT. In 2015, Weekend OUT will take place Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.
Highlights include: Ticketed performances including tap stars Dorrance Dance with legendary singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely, as well as Los Angeles-based dance company BODYTRAFFIC. Dorrance Dance performances take place Friday, July 3 at 8pm; Saturday, July 4 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, July 5 at 2pm. BODYTRAFFIC performances take place Friday, July 3 at 8:15pm; Saturday, July 4 at 2:15pm and 8:15pm; and Sunday July 5 at 2:15pm. Tickets $35 - $69.
A free PillowTalk with New York City Ballet dancer turned photographer Kyle Froman, Saturday, July 4 at 4pm. Froman has photographed ballet to Broadway to fashion, and his season-long photography exhibit KYLE FROMAN: BODIES / BUILDINGS is currently on display in the Ted Shawn Theatre lobby at the Pillow.
A July 4th dance party following the evening performances. Berkshire DJ, DJ BFG, spins live at this Weekend OUT dance party, after the Dorrance Dance and BODYTRAFFIC performances are complete. All July 4th ticket holders get free access to the party.
A free Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers tour with Director of Preservation Norton Owen, Sunday, July 5 at noon. This personal tour of the Pillow highlights the Festival's early years and the heyday of modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn and his company of Men Dancers
A Blake’s Barn screening of Born to Fly, a new dance documentary about extreme daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb, Sunday, July 5 at 4:30pm. Streb herself will join the screening, and will participate in a Q&A after the film. Tickets $10.
When: July 3 through July 5
Where: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA.
Tickets & Info: Tickets can be purchased via phone at 413.243.0745 or online at jacobspillow.org
Additional schedule information: http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2015/07/weekend-out/
About: Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival. The Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, and events. The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S., encompasses the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, as well as an Intern Program in various disciplines of arts administration, design, video, and production. The Pillow’s extensive Archives, open year-round to the public, chronicle more than 80 years of dance in photographs, programs, books, costumes, audiotapes, and video. Year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults through public classes, residencies in area schools, and more than 200 free public events. Through Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion®, a nationally-recognized program, artist-educators work with Berkshire County teachers and students grades K-12, transforming curricula such as biology, literature, and history into kinesthetic and creative learning experiences. Creative Development Residencies, in which dance companies are invited to live and work at the Pillow and enjoy unlimited studio time; choreography commissions; and the annual $25,000 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award all support visionary dance artists and choreographers. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive is a curated online video collection of dance highlights from 1936 to today: http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/. On March 2, 2011, President Obama honored Jacob’s Pillow with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government. Jacob’s Pillow is the first dance presenting organization to receive this prestigious award. For more information, visit www.jacobspillow.org.
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