Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

April 16, 2018

PREVIEW: Jacob’s Pillow, Royal Danish Ballet

Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA
June 20-24, 2018

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a master class in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.

While the distinctive repertoire of Danish choreographer August Bournonville remains a cornerstone for The Royal Danish Ballet, in his ten years as Artistic Director, Nikolaj Hübbe has brought the company to an impressive technical level that masters a wide range of modern and classical ballets.

The program includes eight pieces, including “Swan Lake,” Napoli,” and Dvorak’s pas de deux. There are evening and matinee performances.