Innovative 1970 | February 4-27, 2022
Center for Dance
- World Premieres by Rena Butler and Sasha Janes
1970 was the year a group of students from North Carolina School of the Arts first performed at Jacob’s Pillow, and North Carolina Dance Theatre was born under the direction of Robert Lindgren.
Fifty (one) years later, choreographers will take inspiration for this season’s Innovative 1970 from design, music, politics and literature from the 1970s as Artistic Director Hope Muir asks them to pay homage to the company’s first decade as a professional dance company. New works will be presented by 2019 Princess Grace Award winner for choreography, Rena Butler, along with Resident Choreographer Sasha Janes and a third commission to be announced at a later date.