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Aside from all the dances that have premiered at Jacob’s Pillow, many others have been presented either just before or shortly after their premieres, or boast other distinctions that might characterize them as “nearly new” productions.

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Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao

More Forever, 2019

This collaboration between two remarkable young artists was premiered at Works & Process @ The Guggenheim in January 2019, but its second engagement was at the Pillow six months later. And More Forever began its life in a Pillow Lab residency in early 2018.

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Sara Mearns and Honji Wang

No. 1, 2019

This unique duet was developed here and then first seen at the 2017 Pillow Gala before its formal premiere at the Fall for Dance Festival that year. It was then put on the shelf until the 2019 presentation of Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Balamouk, 2019

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa created Balamouk for the 2018 Fall for Dance Festival, then reworked and expanded it before its presentation at Jacob’s Pillow in 2019.

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Mark Morris Dance Group

Sport, 2019

This work had its world premiere as part of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival on July 10, 2019—exactly one week before its opening night at Jacob’s Pillow.

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Gallim Dance, 2019

Here’s a work that was billed as a World Premiere—and yet it’s a mashup of dances created by Andrea Miller over more than a decade, from 2007 to 2019.

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Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion

Dearest Home, 2017

Presented in only two venues before its engagement at the Pillow, Dearest Home feels especially raw, earning its description in The New York Times as “an intimate work about the difficulty of intimacy.”

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Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks

Some of a Thousand Words, 2016

Fresh from its premiere at the Festival of Arts & Ideas, Some of a Thousand Words reunited Wendy Whelan with Brian Brooks, one of her collaborators from the groundbreaking Restless Creature.

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Jonah Bokaer

Why Patterns, 2011

Though Jonah Bokaer is a U.S.-based choreographer, his Why Patterns had only been seen in Europe before he presented it at Jacob’s Pillow in 2011.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Chacony, 2002

Mikhail Baryshnikov was 54 when he commissioned Lucinda Childs to create this new work for his White Oak Dance Project in the spring of 2002, and he was still in full command of the stage when Chacony was performed at the Pillow soon after.

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Meredith Monk / The House

Magic Frequencies, 1998

Billed as a “work-in-progress” when it was seen at the Pillow in 1998, Meredith Monk’s Magic Frequencies didn’t officially premiere until two years later.

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Feld Ballets/NY

Yo Shakespeare, 1996

Still considered a Preview at the time of its Pillow performances, Yo Shakespeare had been seen onstage as early as the spring of 1996 even though it would not officially premiere until the following year.

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Trisha Brown

If You Couldn't See Me, 1994

Performed here the month after its world premiere, this iconic solo was distinguished by the fact that Trisha Brown faces upstage during the entire work—an idea hatched by her collaborator, Robert Rauschenberg.

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Molissa Fenley

State of Darkness, 1988

This tour-de-force solo was presented at the Pillow during the same summer when it had premiered at the American Dance Festival—with the distinction that it was performed free-of-charge outdoors at Jacob’s Pillow.

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Emily Frankel & Mark Ryder

At the Still Point, 1955

This 20th-century classic has been performed by the New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, but its original cast was filmed at the Pillow just four months after the work’s 1955 premiere.

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José Limón

Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, 1946

When José Limón founded his company in 1946, he took the unusual step of asking his mentor, Doris Humphrey, to serve as the group’s artistic director. She made this dance for the initial program, and it was filmed at the Pillow just two weeks after its premiere.

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