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Ballet, flamenco, tap and contemporary blues a world of dance comes to the Berkshires and evolves here. Choreographic residencies, creative labs, and collaborations make these hills a creative center and a meeting place for movement of all kinds.
- Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival brings internationally ranked artists to its Becket campus year-round. Their summer festival holds hundreds of talks, films and dance performances, many of them free, and they collaborate with Mass MoCA to host new works and dance parties in North Adams.
- Williams College hosts national and global performers at the ’62 Center, including an annual performance by the New York City Ballet. Students, meanwhile, create and present their own bhangra, step, West African and contemporary rhythms.
- Museums and venues like the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and PS21 just over the border present a wide range of traditional and contemporary companies.
Since Ted Shawn established a revolutionary company for men on a mountaintop more than 85 years ago, Jacob’s Pillow has become a force in the international world of dance. …
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May 4, 2019 8:00 PM - May 4, 2019 10:00 PM
Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow. Expect live music and high-flying hoofing at this work-in-progress performance as Boston-based choreographer Ian Berg examines the intersections of tap and jazz, specifically how standards — like “Take the A Train” in jazz and “The Shim Sham Song” in tap — work to maintain our collective memory.