A Focus on Spanish Dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

  • Performing arts
  • Becket, MA
  • Wed, July 25 —
    Sun, July 29, 2018
A Focus on Spanish Dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, in collaboration with SPAIN arts & culture, presents a week of Spanish dance as part of its 2018 Festival season, from July 25 to July 29.

Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. Each Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and over 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, events, and community programs.

The 2018 edition of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s special focus is on Contemporary Dance from Spain, from July 25th to 29th. Companies participating in this special program represent a myriad of contemporary dance in Spain, including Madrid-based Compañía Sharon Fridman in their U.S. debut in the Doris Duke Theatre. Free, outdoor performances on the Inside/Out Stage will include Marcat Dance on July 25, and The Carmen Fumero Dance Company on July 27.

Compañía Sharon Fridman

  • On July 25, 26, 27 & 28 at 8:15 pm.
  • On July 28 & 29 at 2:15 pm.
  • At Doris Duke Theatre. Buy tickets.

Compañía Sharon Fridman makes its U.S. debut, with athletic, adventurous work rooted in contact improvisation, in a versatile program where “even the smallest movement speaks volumes” (The Coast). Compañía Sharon Fridman performs Hasta Dónde..? and Free fall. The first is a duet that has been performed over 300 times around the world and explores dependency, struggle, and harmony. The second was awarded a highly respected Max Award for the Performing Arts and rehearses and engages with community volunteers, who become an integral part of the production.

Marcat Dance

  • On Wednesday, July 25 at 6:15 pm.
  • At the Inside/Out Performance Space. Free.

As part of the Contemporary Dance from Spain Series, Marcat Dance presents Inside Kid, originally created for the National Company of Wales by co-founder Mario Bermudez Gil. The company is the artistic home for Gil, a Spanish choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company member, and Catherine Coury. Founded in 2016, Marcat Dance is dedicated to sharing the creativity and joy of movement through creation, performance, and teaching opportunities around the world. Marcat Dance believes in the power of the imagination, creative risk-taking, and continuous research towards dynamic physicality in order to connect to the human spirit by finding inspiration from world cultures, rituals, and landscapes.

The Carmen Fumero Dance Company

  • On Friday, July 27 at 6:15 pm
  • At the Inside/Out Performance Space. Free.

As part of the Contemporary Dance from Spain Series, The Carmen Fumero Dance Company presents the works … eran casi las dos and Un poco de nadie. Based in Madrid and recently established by Carmen Fumero and Miguel Ballabriga, the company seeks to find expressiveness and beauty in movement as a means of creating new forms of communication. They have toured at festivals around Europe and received awards including first prize in the 2nd Choreographic Contest in the district of Tetuan, first prize in the 29th Choreographic Contest of Madrid, and the Award for Outstanding Dancer in the International Choreography Contest of Burgos-New York.

Jacob’s Pillow is currently seeking 30 dancers of all genders and experience levels to perform with Compañía Sharon Fridman in Free fall. Learn more.


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Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223

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Presented by Jacob's Pillow with the support of SPAIN arts & culture. Image: Free Fall by Sharon Fridman Company, by Ignacio Urrutia



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