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About Dorrance Dance

“One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” (The New Yorker) Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Michelle Dorrance returns, marking Dorrance Dance’s fifth Festival engagement in six years. This Festival fan-favorite “pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music” (The New York Times).

The iconic tap troupe will perform their newest, groundbreaking work Myelination, featuring an original live score by Donovan Dorrance and Gregory Richardson with vocals by eclectic soul vocalist Aaron Marcellus, and a world premiere commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, rooted in solo tap work. The world premiere was developed in part through a residency at the Pillow Lab and is made possible by the support of Jim Chervenak.

Photographed by Kevin Parry

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Jacob's Pillow - Ted Shawn Theatre

358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223

On July 9, 1942, the Ted Shawn Theatre, the first theatre in the United States designed specifically for dance, opened its doors. Architect Joseph Franz, who also built The Music Shed at Tanglewood, had agreed with Shawn that the theatre exterior must harmonize with the existing farmhouse and barns.

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