Loni Landon Dance Project
Jacob’s Pillow (358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223)
Two award-winning artists working together for the first time — choreographer Loni Landon and experimental harpist Mary Lattimore — bring a new work to the Pillow’s outdoor stage, exploring themes of rebirth and renewal amid loss. They created the collaboration originally created for the expansive Green-Wood historic cemetery in Brooklyn, intrigued by the notion that cemeteries can act both as spaces for mourning and social engagement.
The artists have created an experience that is restorative and recharging. Each performance will include the music of Lattimore’s harp and new movement choreographed by Landon for seven up-and-coming dancers. To underscore the correlation between sound and healing, the pair will conclude by engaging audience members in a meditative sound bath.
The New Yorker recently described Lattimore’s harp playing as “seismic emotion,” and The New York Times calls Landon’s choreography “sophisticated” and “full of surprises.”
Accessability: This performance will take place at a single site on grass, or in a tent if it rains. Audience members will be able to sit on the grass or bring their own chair. This performance is wheelchair accessible. The performance site is a short distance from the Jacob’s Pillow Box Office. Golf carts are available to assist audience members to and from the site.