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Beckett, MA

Carte Blanche at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

by Toni Bolger
June 29, 2011
Beckett, MA
Ted Shawn Theatre

Wednesday, June 29 — Saturday, July 2, 8pm
Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3, 2pm
Carte Blanche, Norway's award-winning National Company of Contemporary Dance, makes its U.S. company debut at Jacob's Pillow. Acclaimed for its technical prowess and powerful stage presence, this company of 14 dancers performs a program of two sensational works, both by Batsheva Dance Company choreographer Sharon Eyal.

Acclaimed as "pure dance, singing the praise of the human body's gift of movement" (Ha'aretz), Love is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic pleasures and movement invention. The work is an exploration of love told as only Sharon Eyal can, with her unique dance language and bold, intoxicating style. The U.S. premiere of Eyal's Killer Pig is a hypnotic dance that grabs the audience from the beginning and builds in intensity throughout. It is a stunner, performed by six women who display the epitome of control, abandon, sensuality, and physical power.

Born in Jerusalem, Sharon Eyal has been called "a worthy heiress to the renowned Ohad Naharin" (Arts de la scéne). She danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 18 years and assumed the role of resident choreographer in 2008. She has received numerous honors, including the Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.


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