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Ted Shawn and The Defense of the Male Dancer
This essay provides an overview of Ted Shawn’s choreography for men and its place within his lifelong mission to establish dance as a respectable profession for men in the United States.
The Day Merce Died
Not only did Merce Cunningham's career intersect with Jacob's Pillow throughout the decades, but his final days are now inextricably linked to his company's last Pillow engagement.
The Haunting of Adam Weinert by Ted Shawn
Recent performances of Ted Shawn’s repertory by choreographer Adam Weinert pose questions of how dances relate to the times in which they’re performed.
Mark Morris, Musician
Mark Morris’s use of live music has evolved from a preference to an imperative, and this essay presents three examples of how music drives his creative process.
Motion capture and Labanotation have been employed to document dance, but the art form's impermanence has long posed challenges to historians and those who wish to preserve it.
The contradictory career of Jacob’s Pillow founder, Ted Shawn, offers a lens to consider trends in dance history as well as our contemporary moment.
A look back at the founding of the “Bad Boys of Dance” and the career of dance artist Rasta Thomas.