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 Post subject: Jacob's Pillow 2009
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:48 am 
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From Megan Tench in the Boston Globe, an announcement of the 2009 Jacob's Pillow season: A world of dance at Jacob's Pillow


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From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Herald:
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They are ‘Mujeres,’ watch them roar
.... audiences can look forward to ... flamenco dancers Belen Maya and Rocio Molina - along with some of Spain’s most remarkable guitarists, percussionists and vocalists - [opening] the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on Wednesday with “Mujeres.”
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From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Globe:
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Coming to a ‘New World’ - Jacob’s Pillow hosts choreographer’s first collaboration with US dance company
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At 32, [Sidi Larbi] Cherkaoui is a rising star of European dance, and the fact that he agreed to collaborate with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet on his first piece for an American company, spending months on the process, is a major artistic coup for the bold young troupe.

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Two items in the Boston Globe:

From Janine Parker: Romeo meets Radiohead, about choreographer Edward Clug and his Slovenian company Ballet Maribor presenting “Radio and Juliet.

From David Perkins: Leaning toward beauty, athleticism, about Fang-Yi Sheu, lead dancer of the Taiwanese company LAFA &Artists, which made its US debut at Jacob's Pillow.


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 Post subject: Ballet Maribor in "Radio and Juliet" at Jacob's Pi
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Review by Joseph Campana:

"Set to the music of alternative rock superstars Radiohead, Radio and Juliet is as sweet as its namesake because it avoids the tried, true, and often trite choreographic interpretations of Shakespeare's classic. Why, after all, should adolescents offing themselves and one another be such an easy source of pretty, melodramatic grandeur?" :!:


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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Liberation of mind and body
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The world premiere this week of [Sidi Larbi] Cherkaoui’s new dance, “Orbo Novo’’ (“New World’’), was preceded by much anticipatory buzz. The excitement was enhanced by the fact that the New York City-based company performing the work at Jacob’s Pillow is the much-lauded young company Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. The troupe serves Cherkaoui well, providing him with strong dancers as well as eclectic personalities tenacious enough to tackle the work’s quirkiness.

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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Charged with Dadaist energy
Trying to make linear sense of Jean-Claude Gallotta’s “Des Gens Qui Dansent’’ is a waste of time, and I don’t mean that dismissively. Rather, it seems almost condescending to box in this dance-theater piece, which is often Dada-like in its mayhem while also being full of heart. Oh, yes, and it’s funny, in that wittily absurd way that is undeniably - and enviably - French.

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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Cunningham’s influence remains vital
It’s so fitting that the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s performances at Jacob’s Pillow happen right smack in the middle of the festival’s schedule. One can imagine Cunningham sitting for a photograph as the patriarch of modern dance, surrounded by all the other younger choreographers and dancers who are appearing at the Pillow this summer. Whether or not they’ve worked for him, the majority of them have been influenced by the nonagenarian master.

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From David Perkins in the Boston Globe:
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Smith and company dazzle with technique
Among many exciting moments during tap artist Jason Samuels Smith’s performance with his company A.C.G.I. (“Anybody Can Get It’’) on Thursday at Jacob’s Pillow, one stood out because it also touched the heart. Everyone else had done a solo turn and was off making a costume change. Samuels Smith, premier dancer and chief choreographer, stepped onto the company’s long, narrow platform of a stage and quickly showed his virtuosity....

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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Canadiens all humility, heart
Last week, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s appearance at Jacob’s Pillow turned out to be the final time the group would perform while Cunningham was alive.... Naturally, it was with a heavier step that audiences returned for this week’s offering, but the program presented by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal was thrillingly cathartic, a dose of balm to ease our loss.

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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Hip-hop dance party
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Rennie Harris Puremovement, performing this week at Jacob’s Pillow, proves that hip-hop can move from the street to the concert hall without becoming something other than itself - which, as most practitioners will point out, is part and parcel of an entire culture. Since 1992, company founder, director, and choreographer Harris has been exploring the ways in which a theatrical setting can expand his art form....

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A review of RUBBERBANDance Group from Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Troupe connects with disconnect
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[Choreographer-dancer Victor] Quijada, his co-artistic director, Anne Plamondon, and their four dancers are excellent, versatile performers, at home in Quijada’s vocabulary, which is a seamless blend of contemporary movement spiked with street dance and ballet. Celebrity, technology, and their pitfalls - loneliness and disconnect even in this age of hyper-cyber accessibility - are themes.

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From Janine Parker in the Boston Globe:
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Twists and turns in Dove ballets
At one point in Ulysses Dove’s “Red Angels,’’ the four dancers perform solos that are so beautiful, so daringly precise, so much a celebration of what the dancer’s body is, that you think your heart will burst. When each dancer finishes, however, he or she coolly walks away, giving a look that suggests you really should pull yourself together.

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Thank you for posting the Boston Globe review of Pacific Northwest Ballet's all-Ulysses Dove program from Jacob's Pillow (above).


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Deborah Jowitt reviews the all-Dove program by Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers in The Village Voice:

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