Most Recent Playlist - YoungArts at Jacob’s Pillow
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of YoungArts, this playlist highlights just a few of the intersections between the Pillow and this stellar institution devoted to sponsoring young talent. Well over a hundred YoungArts Award Winners can boast meaningful histories at Jacob’s Pillow, and these performance excerpts demonstrate both the range and the impact they have had on the dance field.
Home Studies, 2021
2003 YoungArts Award Winner Lia Cirio has been a principal dancer with Boston Ballet since 2010, also performing at the Pillow with the Trey McIntyre Project.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Like Water, 2021
Darrell Grand Moultrie was a YoungArts Fellow in 1995, and he was commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow to create this world premiere for Dallas Black Dance Theatre in 2021.
Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao
More Forever, 2019
Both Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao were 2011 YoungArts Winners and, in fact, their collaborations have sprung from this fortuitous meeting.
Ragamala Dance Company
Written in Water, 2018
Aparna Ramaswamy was a YoungArts Award Winner in 1998, and she is the co-artistic director, choreographer, and principal dancer of Ragamala Dance Company.
All Good Things Come to an End, 2018
The recipient of a YoungArts Award in 2005, Melinda Sullvian has been a Top 10 Finalist and All Star on So You Think You Can Dance, and is seen here as a guest artist with Dorrance Dance.
NW Dance Project
Franco Nieto was a YoungArts Award Winner in 2005 and winner of the Princess Grace Award in 2012. In addition to his work with NW Dance Project, he is the co-founder and artistic director of Open Space in Portland, OR.
Joseph Wiggan, Josette Wiggan-Freund
Harmony: Tap In Motion, 2017
Joseph Wiggan, a 2004 YoungArts Award Winner, appeared at the Pillow with his sister Josette as part of an evening-length tap extravaganza curated by Michelle Dorrance, entitled Tireless.
Sunset, o639 Hours, 2016
1993 YoungArts Award-winner Matthew Neenan has played numerous roles at the Pillow: as performer, faculty member, and choreographer for The School at Jacob’s Pillow. BalletX presented his Sunset, o639 Hours here to great acclaim.
Adam H. Weinert
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" from Four Dances Based on American Folk Music, 2016
2002 YoungArts Award Winner Davon Rainey re-embodied an iconic solo by Ted Shawn as part of Adam Weinert’s presentation entitled MONUMENT.
Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet
Among the “Stars of American Ballet” seen in this Justin Peck work is 2009 YoungArts Award Winner Jeffrey Cirio, now a principal with American Ballet Theatre.
Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
2005 YoungArts Award Winner Maleek Washington performed with Kyle Abraham for four years, also appearing at the Pillow in the works of Camille A. Brown, Loni Landon, and Jeremy McQueen.
The Men Dancers: From the Horse's Mouth, 2012
Best known as one of Broadway’s three original “Billy Elliots,” Trent Kowalik participated in this Pillow celebration of men dancers (and attended The School at Jacob’s Pillow) before becoming a 2013 YoungArts Award Winner.
Trey McIntyre Project
Wild Sweet Love, 2010
Chanel DaSilva (2004 YoungArts Award Winner) is the co-founder and artistic director of Move|NYC| as well as an increasingly in-demand choreographer who danced at the Pillow with Trey McIntyre Project in four separate engagements.
Jacoby & Pronk
Rhapsody Fantaisie, 2010
2002 YoungArts Awardee Drew Jacoby performed twice at the Pillow with Alonzo King LINES Ballet before branching off as a soloist with Rubinald Pronk, and she is now primarily a choreographer, filmmaker, and visual artist.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
"I Wanna Be Ready" from Revelations, 2007
Matthew Rushing was a 1991 YoungArts Award Winner before embarking on his extraordinary career with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, culminating in his current role as Associate Artistic Director.
Bad Boys of Dance
Heartbreak on Repeat, 2007
After performing at the Pillow with Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Lar Lubovitch, Roger C. Jeffrey (1992 YoungArts Award Winner) created this world premiere for Rasta Thomas.
The Fragile Stone Theory, 2002
Now the director of Ailey II, 1987 YoungArts Award Winner Francesca Harper created and appeared in this world premiere presentation in 2002, after having already completed the first of several teaching assignments with The School at Jacob’s Pillow.
Episodes (Living in the Present Moment), 2000
Since his Pillow debut in the engagement seen here, Desmond Richardson (1986 YoungArts Winner) has returned several times to both teach and perform.
Adam H. Weinert
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" from Four Dances Based on American Folk Music, 2016
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YoungArts at Jacob's Pillow
Boston Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao, Ragamala Dance Company + 16 others
Debuts Al Fresco
LaTasha Barnes, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company featuring Sara Mearns, Charlotte Ballet, Emma Portner + 12 others
Poetry in Motion
Brian Brooks Moving Company, Compañía Irene Rodríguez, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Jessica Lang Dance + 11 others
Ballet Coast to Coast
Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet + 16 others
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Archie Burnett, New England Soul Line Dance Network, David Roussève/REALITY + 16 others
Beyond the Proscenium
Brian Brooks, Dorrance Dance, Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate Montréal, Emily Johnson / Catalyst + 18 others
Blondell Cummings, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Adam H. Weinert, Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group + 7 others
Dorrance Dance, LaTasha Barnes, Iroquois Traditional Dancers, Jazz Tap Ensemble + 16 others
Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born, jumatatu m. poe, ZviDance, Miami City Ballet + 12 others
Hispanic and Latinx Artists
Ballet Hispánico, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, ARIAS Company + 12 others
Artists of the Grand Union
Clive Thompson DanceCompany, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Martha @ The Pillow + 8 others
Asian and Asian-American
Sahomi Tachibana, Eiko Otake, Koma Otake, Reona Seo + 20 others
Irene Rodríguez, Compañía Irene Rodríguez, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, La Otra Orilla + 10 others
Indigenous Dance of the Americas
Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Tyrenn Lodgepole, Shae LeBeau, Kenneth Shirley + 14 others
Broadway & Ballroom
Miami City Ballet, Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Ensemble, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Doug Elkins and Friends + 10 others
Black Artists in the Duke
Urban Bush Women, PHILADANCO!, Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy, Souleymane Badolo + 14 others
New in the Duke
Sara Mearns and Honji Wang, Maya Beiser & Wendy Whelan, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith, & Derick K. Grant + 16 others
Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao, Adam H. Weinert, Miami City Ballet, John Heginbotham + 10 others
Ballet Austin, Irene Rodríguez, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Che Malambo + 12 others
Solo Women (in White)
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Nina Ananiashvili, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Eiko Otake + 10 others
Paul Taylor Dance Company, Caleb Teicher & Company, Seán Curran Company, Rosy Co. + 8 others
Bill T. Jones, Michael Moschen, Steve Paxton, Mikhail Baryshnikov + 12 others
More Black Voices
Micaela Taylor's TL Collective, Urban Bush Women, Collage Dance Collective, Joseph Wiggan, Josette Wiggan-Freund + 16 others
Charlotte Ballet, Umanoove, Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston, Emma Portner + 8 others
Trey McIntyre, Ice Dance International, LAFA & Artists, Buglisi/Foreman Dance + 8 others
Martha Graham Dance Company, Abby Z and the New Utility, Meredith Monk, David Gordon/Pick Up Performance Co(s) + 11 others
Irene Rodríguez, Sayat Nova Dance Company, Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Myung Soo Kim + 8 others
Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company featuring Sara Mearns, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Bill Irwin + 12 others
Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao, Sara Mearns and Honji Wang, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mark Morris Dance Group + 11 others
Boston Ballet, Adam H. Weinert, Hālau I Ka Wēkiu, David Dorfman Dance + 10 others
Ballet BC, Circa, Ragamala Dance Company, Miami City Ballet + 8 others
New in 2018
Ephrat Asherie Dance, Pilobolus, Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy, Dorrance Dance + 3 others
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Donald Byrd/The Group, Contraband + 18 others
Kinetic Light, Project Fukurow, 33 Fainting Spells, CoisCéim Dance Theatre + 7 others
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Susan Marshall & Company, Parsons Dance Company + 8 others
Bereishit Dance Company, MADBOOTS DANCE, The Wondertwins, Tere O'Connor Dance + 8 others
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Eastman, ODC/Dance, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Ragamala Dance Company + 8 others
Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Jumaane Taylor, Companhia Urbana de Dança, Dance Theatre of Harlem + 16 others
Stars of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, Janis Claxton Dance, Collage Dance Collective + 13 others
Adam H. Weinert, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass, Ko & Edge Co., Dana Reitz / Jennifer Tipton + 7 others
Directing from Offstage
Dorrance Dance, Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Jessica Lang Dance, Henri Oguike Dance Company + 8 others
Rites of Spring
Ballet BC, Martha Graham Dance Company, Compagnie Heddy Maalem, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 + 2 others
Big Dance Theater, New York Theatre Ballet, David Roussève / REALITY, Companhia Urbana de Dança + 6 others
Compagnia TPO, LeeSaar The Company, La Otra Orilla, zoe | juniper + 2 others
Alicia Alonso & Erik Bruhn, Ballet Maribor, Carte Blanche, Hofesh Shechter Company + 7 others
Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winners
Faye Driscoll, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Liz Gerring Dance Company + 8 others
Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Tere O'Connor Dance, Nora Kaye & Hugh Laing, Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance + 10 others
Carmen de Lavallade, Lucas Hoving, Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group, Kyle Abraham + 4 others
Circa, David Dorfman Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Twyla Tharp + 2 others
Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, Jane Comfort and Company, Basil Twist, Teatro Hugo & Inés + 2 others
New Work Created at the Pillow
Dorrance Dance, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Dance Heginbotham, Jonah Bokaer + 4 others
Patricia Bowman, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Emily Frankel & Mark Ryder, Mark Morris Dance Group + 3 others
Shantala Shivalingappa, La Otra Orilla, LeeSaar The Company, Pichet Klunchun + 4 others
Wendy Whelan, Jessica Lang Dance, 3e Étage, Johan Renvall & Madeleine Onne + 9 others
Dances with Spoken Word
BODYTRAFFIC, Liz Gerring Dance Company, Martha @ The Pillow, Joe Goode Performance Group + 4 others
Brian Brooks Moving Company, O Vertigo Danse, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Ann Reinking & Gary Chryst + 4 others
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Vertigo Dance Company, DanzAbierta, Chunky Move + 5 others
Debuts and Farewells
Daniel Ulbricht / Ballet 2014, Trey McIntyre Project, The Wondertwins, Bad Boys of Dance + 10 others
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, The Washington Ballet, Dance Heginbotham, Dorrance Dance + 12 others
Circa, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company + 4 others
Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Hong Kong Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet + 6 others
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