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Women in Dance

Curated by Maura Keefe

An Introduction By

Maura Keefe

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Carmen de Lavallade

From her 1953 Jacob’s Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre to her most recent performances in 2014, Carmen de Lavallade has achieved the longest Pillow performing career on record.

Jessica Lang

Hailed as "a master of visual composition," Jessica Lang creates dances which combine with set design and innovative costuming to convey a deep connection of the visual and the kinesthetic.

Lourdes Lopez

After a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management, the Havana-born Lopez took on the directorship of the Miami City Ballet in 2012.

Ann Carlson

Defying categorization, Ann Carlson has created works that invite her audiences to look at life with a new perspective.

Crystal Pite

Among today’s most compelling dancemakers, Crystal Pite uses both narrative and expressive elements to create riveting dance theater works.

Camille A. Brown

A powerhouse dancer with expansive reach and bravura, Brown creates work that combines modern and postmodern dance, West African forms, and vernacular dances.

Annie-B Parson

In ongoing collaboration with Paul Lazar, Annie-B Parson strives to create something new out of something old with their Big Dance Theater.

Trisha Brown

Regarded as a dance maverick since the early 1960s, Trisha Brown forged an especially close relationship with Jacob’s Pillow starting in 1980.
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