Hustle at the Pillow
Jacob’s Pillow (358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223)
Professional Hustle Dance Champions Abdiel Jacobsen and Kristine Bendul bring inclusivity and acceptance to this celebration of the Hustle, a pre-Disco style that originated in New York City in the 1970s, when the “dance floor served as a progressive town square” (Dance Enthusiast), with an opening performance by Estrellitas de Sorto.
Jacobsen and Bendul are dedicated to preserving this fast, flashy, and powerful American social dance, and honoring its tradition of partner dancing that is not gender specific. Hustle at the Pillow ignites the raw electric connection between multiple bodies bursting across a fierce dance floor.
Estrellitas de Sorto is a nationally recognized Latin dance program that originated at Promise Academy within Washington DC’s beloved KIPP school system. Led by Edwin Sorto, this program connects children to Latinx culture, with an emphasis on its African roots.
Through dance, Estrellitas broaden their experience of the world while building social and emotional skills. Estrellitas de Sorto have been featured dancers at the Chicago International Salsa Congress, the Capital Salsa Congress, BailaCura in North Carolina, and DCBX in Washington DC.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022 will bring 20 shows running for one night only on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.