|WEEKLY SCHEDULE - Winter 2021||2020-21 Call for Bursary Applications|
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|Ongoing (January – February 2021)|
|The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Master Classes 2021
Held January 23/24 and February 6/7, 2021
Acclaimed dancers and choreographers, who are Pillow Alumni, are leading a series of inspirational Master Classes and will share their Pillow experiences with you. Program Directors and School Staff will greet dancers prior to the classes and observe. Master Classes are excellent opportunities to meet Pillow artists, alumni, and staff and learn; the atmosphere is warm, welcoming, and inspiring.
Expect to be coached in extending beyond your usual range of artistry and to explore your potential as an expressive, collaborative performer. Warm-ups will be fast-paced and abbreviated, in order to focus on choreography requiring the techniques, styles, and artistic expressivity of the specified program.
|JANUARY 16, 2021 | 12pm|
|Open Level Graham Class with Lloyd Mayor
||LIVE ON ZOOM!
Join us for an invigorating, LIVE Open Level Class led by Graham Company dancer Lloyd Mayor! We will send a Zoom link to our $7 (and above) Patreon members the day before class.
|Power and Passion: John Cranko’s Onegin, Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, and John Neumeier’s Anna Karenina||Power and Passion, the latest video in our Spotlight Series, is released today! Curated by Artistic Director Karen Kain, this 30-minute programme, filmed before the pandemic, celebrates some of ballet’s greatest dramas and includes excerpts from John Cranko’s Onegin, Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale and John Neumeier’s Anna Karenina. These three works combine beautiful choreography with stories of power and passion inspired by great works of literature.
Spotlight Series is a curated programme of commissioned dance films of new and existing work and short programmes featuring excerpts of ballets filmed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, presented as part of The National Ballet of Canada’s 2020/21 virtual season.
|Volcano: Transformations Project
||A new social media watch-list series called Artists in Their Residence.
The following short pieces were commissioned by Volcano for the Canada-wide Transformations project, hosted by the National Arts Centre. This project features work from some of the country’s most innovative artists in video, audio and text, commissioned by companies spanning the nation. Against a background of global upheaval, this project grew out of a desire among Canadian arts-workers to move towards a more equitable future. Specifically, the artworks are a response to a provocation by Canadian playwright David Yee (one of our commissioned artists), who asked everyone: “What would it take to transform our society for the betterment of all?”.
|Menaka Thakkar Dance Company: Response to COVID-19||Artistic Structure of the Dance Series:
Each event of the Series will be wrapped in three parts in which it will become fully alive and deeply meaningful. These parts are as follows:1) MENAKA THAKKAR OPEN HOUSE
Are you interested in learning about the art form, the dance company, the principal artists, the historical and thematic background of the main dance work, etc.
OPEN HOUSE available on your personal devices for FREE all over the world. (First Open house session begins Monday, January 18, 2021)Click here to View: View Open House (recorded version available due to Covid lockdown)
2) MAIN DANCE PERFORMANCE (2 hrs): This will be generally live streamed to the privacy of the HOME SPACE of the audience with a link provided to view on their computers or other personal devices through the process of buying a viewing of the show.
3) PROCESS REVEALED: (2 hrs): A Panel Discussion involving invited dance critics and dance historians with the Artistic Director, choreographer, performers and other creators, musicians .etc. PRE-DECIDED QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE TO BE WELCOMED. May require a small ADDITIONAL FEE TO COVER THE COST OF INVITED EXPERTS.
|FEBRUARY 4 – 7, 2021 | 7:30pm|
|Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed