Company Danzante concluded our 2015 spring season with a performance at Jacob’s Pillow. This festival is so important to the development and sustainment of modern dance and we were honored to become a part of it’s history.
Danzante performed on the Henry J. Leir stage as a part of the festival’s Inside/Out series. This space is an outdoor stage with a panoramic view of the Berkshire Hills. The stage sets a unique and beautiful atmosphere with the natural sunlight coming through the canopy of trees draped over the space. Arturo Garcia’s work “Here and Now” and Katherine Horrigan’s work “Collected Remnants” were transformed through the natural elements of the space and the inspiring backdrop.
The company had the opportunity to share this experience with the audience after the show in a brief question and answer session.
Company dancers had the opportunity to explore the festival as well, including seeing performances by other companies in the Ted Shawn Theater, and exploring the dance archives. Because the festival has played such an integral role in the current evolution of modern and contemporary dance, this was a significant performance for the Danzante dancers and choreographers. Arturo Garcia and Katherine Horrigan performed in the Ted Shawn Theater with Tania Perez-Salas in 2006 and were excited to share the experience of Jacob’s Pillow with the dancers. The Pillow continues to share the legacy of contemporary dance with each generation of artists.
We are so thrilled that Company Danzante had the experience to be a part of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival! Keep checking our social media for new photos and dance films from the Pillow and look for our 2015-16 season information soon!