This Playlist heralds the new streaming opportunities available on watch.jacobspillow.org, with access to full-length performances, PillowTalks, interviews, and more. The clips below are presented ‘in order of appearance,’ with the currently available stream listed first. Each presentation is accessible for a period of six weeks, with overlapping availability from now through the beginning of the 2023 season.
Ways to Now, 2021
This section from a site-specific work, entitled “Josette’s House,” was performed in and around Fred’s Cabin, a historic Pillow structure built in the 1930s by Fred Hearn, one of Ted Shawn’s Men Dancers. The full performance is now available to stream through December 18.
SW!NG OUT, 2022
By assembling genuine swing-dance superstars in an improvisatory space, this show offers a unique glimpse into the modern Lindy Hop scene, available to stream in full from December 15 through January 15.
Limón Dance Company
Only One Will Rise, 2022
One of the world’s most venerable modern dance ensembles, the Limón Dance Company here presents a brand-new work by Olivier Tarpaga, a dance and music artist who hails from Burkina Faso. The full program includes works by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, streaming January 9 through February 19, 2023.
O Le Olaga – Life, 2022
In a long-awaited return to the site of its U.S. debut in 2004, Black Grace once again electrified audiences with its unique blend of contemporary dance and Indigenous New Zealand traditions, available to stream in full from February 6 through March 19, 2023.
These Five, 2022
This world premiere by Jodi Melnick was one of two group works on a program entitled “Dichotomous Being: An Evening of Taylor Stanley,” produced by Jacob’s Pillow and available to stream from March 6 through April 16, 2023.
"Mourner's Bench" from Southern Landscape, 2022
The revival of this iconic solo by Talley Beatty was conceived as a tribute to the Pillow’s 90th Anniversary season in 2022.
Dance Sonata, 2022
This Pillow-commissioned world premiere was a collaboration between choreographer John Heginbotham and composer Ethan Iverson, streaming from April 3 through May 14, 2023.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Like Water, 2021
This encore presentation from the 2021 season includes a world premiere by Darrell Grand Moultrie, streaming from May 8 through June 18.
Sara Mearns, Gonzalo Garcia, Gilbert Bolden III
Gershwin Sweet!, 2022
Joshua Bergasse created this world premiere for his wife, Sara Mearns, and two of her New York City Ballet colleagues—the recently-retired Gonzalo Garcia and corps dancer Gilbert Bolden III.
Trinity: Child, You Lost Water, 2022
Jasmine Hearn devised the distinctive and memorable entrance seen here, emerging onto the newly-expanded stage of the Ted Shawn Theatre from dramatically-lit woods just beyond the doors.
Americana Psychobable, 2022
The New York Times referred to this tour-de-force solo as “a slip-of-the-tongue descent into the American id.”
Unsung Sheroes of the 20th Century, 2022
Recipient of the 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, Dormeshia here salutes one of her inspirations, Juanita Pitts, a rhythm tap artist who performed from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Hispanic and Latinx Artists
Ballet Hispánico, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, ARIAS Company + 12 others
Warwick Gombey Troupe, 2022
With roots that trace back to Indigenous peoples in New England, the Warwick Gombey Troupe’s Pillow debut represented a kind of homecoming to the land of their ancestors.