World Premiere of 'The Equality of Night and Day' at Jacob's Pillow
BECKET, Mass. — Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE returns to Jacob's Pillow in Week 2 of the Dance Festival this year from June 29-July 3.
The company will perform several works, including the world premiere of "The Equality of Night and Day," with noted jazz composer Jason Moran playing live for each performance. Also in Week 2, BODYTRAFFIC will perform on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, and Loni Landon Dance Project featuring Mary Lattimore will perform Solace of Surrender in the Great Lawn Tent on Friday and Saturday.
In addition to live performances, PillowTalks will be offered free of charge in Blake's Barn. Week 2 PillowTalks welcome Festival Photographer Christopher Duggan, who has been documenting Pillow artists since 2006 and whose work appears in the summer-long exhibition in Blake's Barn; and author Kaija Langley, who will talk about a new children's book, "When Langston Dances," written about a young Black boy who studies ballet, which was partly inspired by the Pillow's advocacy for men in dance.
"It is truly an honor to be hosting the world premiere of 'The Equality of Night and Day' – we all fell in love with the power and poetry in this work when we saw an early iteration in the Pillow Lab," said Pamela Tatge, executive and artistic Director of Jacob's Pillow. "To see the work with Jason Moran playing live will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ron is an artist whose work has brought joy and healing for decades. We need his transcendent brand of dance now more than ever."
In addition to the world premiere of "The Equality of Night and Day," EVIDENCE will perform the works "Upside Down" and "Gatekeepers" in the Ted Shawn Theatre program.
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