By Larry Murray
No sooner has the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival tallied up its record-breaking attendance and ticket sales for 2014 than we find them in the midst of planning another season of exciting activity. For one thing, the year-round international center of dance is breaking ground this month on an expansion project. The building project is significant – it will triple the areas available for storage and public access to its rare and extensive dance archives.
The Pillow also revealed some of its 2015 offerings.
In brief, 2015 will see the Pillow launch its 90th anniversary season with the legendary modern dance ensemble Martha Graham Dance Company. Jessica Lang Dance will offer The Wanderer, created in part during a Creative Development Residency at the Pillow. For families, the New York Theatre Ballet will mount a production of Cinderella for all ages. Finally, tap superstar Michelle Dorrance, her company Dorrance Dance, and composer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely are highlighted in a return engagement of The Blues Project.