The closing program of performances of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2023 this coming August will be none other than Tulsa Ballet. From August 23-27, arts-loving audiences from all over will gather in the Berkshires of Massachusetts to see Marcello Angelini’s company perform three works.
Tulsa Ballet will feature three pieces that were previously part of their Signature Series and Creations in Studio K programs.
Tulsa Ballet's Program at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2023
Tulsa Ballet will bring three selections to the festival:
- Nicolo Fonte’s Divenire
- Andrew McNicol’s Celestial Bodies
- pas de deux from Katarzyna Kozielska’s Ode
Divenire was first performed at Tulsa Ballet’s Creations in Studio K in September 2022, Celestial Bodies was first performed at the 2022 Signature Series (and will make its return to Tulsa in 2024), and Ode debuted at Creations in Studio K in 2021.
“I have been discussing the possibility of being part of the festival for two decades, but for some reason things never worked out. The timing of it is challenging for us, as in August we are preparing our September program. Also, during some seasons, we were just coming off an international tour the previous spring, thus unable to gear up for a summer engagement away from Tulsa. This time, though, things fell into place perfectly!
The Pillow is not only the oldest dance festival in our country, but also the most prestigious dance gathering in the US. We are extremely thankful for the opportunity not only to appear there, but to actually close the 2023 edition of the festival. Starting our 67th anniversary season at The Pillow is a recognition of our past accomplishments, and one that and energizes us to continue our upward trajectory as an arts leader in the community and for the community.” – Marcello Angelini
The Pillow is a National Historic Landmark in Becket, Massachusetts. Performances will take place at the indoor Ted Shawn Theater and the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.
Featured Photo of Tulsa Ballet’s Principal Arman Zazyan and Soloist Jaimi Cullen in Nicolo Fonte’s Divenire. Photo by Kate Luber.
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