Sw!ng Out @ Jacob’s Pillow
Jacob’s Pillow (358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223)
Fans of acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and last summer’s rollicking outdoor show LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum take note: Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to Jacob’s Pillow with Sw!ng Out, with live music by Eyal Vilner Big Band and a cast of 22 performers, including 12 dancers and 10 on the bandstand, Teicher conceived of this piece alongside their brain trust of collaborators: Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Macy Sullivan, and Eyal Vilner.
Called “a sweeping ride through contemporary swing dance” by The New York Times during its premiere run at The Joyce Theater last fall, SW!NG OUT features exciting Lindy Hop choreography and improvisation, and ends with an on-stage jam session for performers and audience members. The New York Times ‘Best of 2021’ mentioned SW!NG OUT as “…the contemporary swing-dance show that… gave me the most joy of any dance production in 2021.” (Critic’s Pick)