Most Recent Playlist - Hispanic and Latinx Artists
In celebration of all the Latinx and Hispanic artists who have been embraced by Jacob’s Pillow since the 1940s, this playlist encompasses those with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Represented here are multiple genres, with complementary and entirely distinct playlists celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Flamenco.
This work by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa addresses the discrimination and stereotypes placed upon Latinx culture and the power of the media.
joyUS justUS, 2021
Founded and directed by Cuban-American artist Ana Maria Alvarez, CONTRA-TIEMPO draws upon a diverse group of performers to create works that are physically intense and politically astute.
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Choreographed by founding artistic director Dame Libby Komaiko, this signature work by the Chicago-based Ensemble Español demonstrates the company’s broad-based appeal.
a rather lovely thing, 2016
Bryan Arias, born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, created and premiered the full-evening work seen here at Jacob’s Pillow. His aim was “to leave the viewer questioning their logic of identity, and thinking of the connections that define them.”
Companhia Urbana de Dança
ID: Entidades, 2013
Founded by Sonia Destri Lie and Tiago Sousa in Rio de Janeiro as a community-based dance company, Companhia Urbana de Dança is seen here in its Pillow debut.
Luna Negra Dance Theater
Brazilian dancemaker Fernando Melo’s Bate was inspired by the spirit of Brazilian soap operas and the masculine world of Samba, where men express not only their love and devotion to women, but also their troubles and melancholy.
Mimulus Dance Company
Do Lado Esquerdo de Quem Sobe, 2007
Based in the same Brazilian city that’s home to Grupo Corpo, Mimulus is directed by Jomar Mesquita, who directed a 2011 program for The School at Jacob’s Pillow devoted to Samba.
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza
Waters of Forgetfulness, 2006
The entire stage of the Ted Shawn Theatre was submerged in water for the U.S. premiere of this work by a Mexico City-based company, aiming to reflect the symbolic role water plays as a vital, life-giving force.
A Poc A Poc Danza
Voz Sumergida (Submerged Voice), 2005
Although this company was founded in Barcelona in 1994, choreographer Jaime Camarena moved the group to his native Mexico City five years later, and in 2005 brought them to the Pillow for their U.S. debut.
Focusing on the artistry of Madrid-born Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca performs regularly in New York City, as well as touring extensively across the U.S. and Canada, in Europe, the Middle East, Argentina, and Australia.
The opening work of this company’s Pillow debut engagement, Parabelo refers to a Brazilian modernist movement of the 1920s which adapted foreign culture to local modes.
Sur-Perros del Sur, 1992
Based in Spain’s Catalonia region, Mal Pelo developed the work seen here during a 1992 Pillow residency (when this video was created) and returned to perform it again the following season.
Danse Creole, 1984
Choreographer Geoffrey Holder created Danse Creole to evoke the traditions of his native Trinidad, and it was included on Ballet Hispánico’s Pillow debut program.
Made in Japan, 1981
Born in Puerto Rico, Manuel Alum created the work seen here as “a kinetic diary, made up of observations, reactions, imagery and impressions that Japan revealed to me.”
Tanaquil LeClercq & Nicholas Magallanes
La Valse, 1951
Nicholas Magallanes was born in Mexico and, at the age of five, immigrated with his family to the U.S. where he made his professional debut at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and created roles in dozens of works for New York City Ballet.
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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, Garth Fagan Dance, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Sarita Allen & Stephen Smith + 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
David Roussève/REALITY, Nora Chipaumire, Robert Moses, Savion Glover + 12 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
In The Round
Faye Driscoll, Eiko Otake, Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion, Compagnie Felix Ruckert + 5 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
Dance Heginbotham, Dorrance Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Tero Saarinen Company and The Boston Camerata + 4 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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