Gallim and Cedar Lake at Jacob’s Pillow

Gallim Dance in Blush, photo by Christopher Duggan

Two of New York City’s finest contemporary dance companies head to Massachusetts this week to perform at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Gallim Dance, founded in 2006, will perform artistic director Andrea Miller’s Blush, an episodic piece that investigates themes of intimacy, instability, fear, and tenderness through highly physical movement, delicate gestures, and a riveting climax.  Blush features music by M.I.A., Radiohead, Joy Division, Wolf Parade, and Chopin.  After seeing this work in January at the Joyce SoHo, I wrote, “The emotional impact of Blush leaves the audience as breathless and elated as the dancers.”  Gallim will perform at the Doris Duke Theatre from July 8 through 12.  

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will perform the world premiere of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Orbo Novo (New World), an evening-length work set to a live, original score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska.  In a Jacob’s Pillow press release, Cherkaoui commented, “The piece tackles issues of freedom, contamination, perspective, loneliness, and enlightenment.”  The company will perform at the Ted Shawn Theatre from July 8 through 12.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Orbo Novo, with commentary by Cherkaoui.

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One Response to Gallim and Cedar Lake at Jacob’s Pillow

  1. Gina says:

    I have been a fan of Cedar Lake since my move to NYC in 2004 and was excited to see Gallim, who’s movement is similarly inspired and innovative. Bravo

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