FREE EVENT JUNE 18, 2022 @ 3pm
Jazz Antiqua Dance & Music Ensemble
“Previews of Jacob’s Pillow”
Ebony Repertory Theatre invites you, family and friends to join our Dance@theHolden series featuring JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble for an afternoon of dance at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. This recognition is in celebration of JazzAntiqua’s upcoming debut at Jacob’s Pillow and is free to all. This preview presentation will feature new work and pieces from JazzAntiqua’s repertoire. A Q&A will follow. Runtime: 60 mins
Dance@theHolden is Ebony Repertory Theatre’s signature dance series. D@tH showcases our commitment to supporting and partnering with local dance companies and artistic directors to bring electrifying, expressive, and engaging dance to the community.
About JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble
Founded in 1993 by choreographer Pat Taylor, Los Angeles-based JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience. Dedicated to jazz arts education, preservation and creation, JazzAntiqua embraces "the movement in the music" -- the physical embodiment of the jazz aesthetic and the lineage, language and continuum embedded therein; the socio-political nuances across time; and ultimately the joy, self-determination, community and freedom at the heart of this extraordinary, life-affirming expression.
About Jacob’s Pillow
Jacob’s Pillow, located in Becket, MA, now celebrating its 90th Anniversary, is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times).
“The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. Many world-renown choreographers, dancers and dance companies have been invited to present work on their stage.