Oct 5, 2018

Jessica Lang Dance (2018)

Jessica Lang Dance (2018)

Jessica Lang Dance (2018)


“... she has an architect's eye—not just in terms of the structures she builds with moving bodies, but through her use of objects and scenic elements … ” ~DanceBeat

Jessica Lang Dance presents immersive works that celebrate the beauty of space, shape, movement and music. JLD’s crisp and contemporary repertoire resists categorical definition. Based in New York City, the company’s collaborations with composers, visual artists and lighting and set designers create show-stopping experiences.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

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Lyric Pieces (2013)
The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II) (2006)
glow (2017)
Solo Bach (2008)
Sweet Silent Thought (2016)
Thousand Yard Stare (2016)

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About Jessica Lang Dance (JLD)

Since the company’s inception in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) has been devoted to enriching and inspiring global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. JLD’s diverse repertoire of original works, created by Bessie Award-winning Artistic Director Jessica Lang, embodies a genre-bending contemporary movement style that resists categorical definition. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging works that feature gifted, graceful and athletic performers. “Jessica Lang Dance is to movement what music is to sound,” writes the Mesa Performing Arts Examiner. The company has performed their repertoire of 25 unique works for audiences nationally and internationally in over 200 cities, 38 states and seven different countries. JLD’s trajectory is strongly influenced by a commitment to artistic collaboration with such renowned artists as architect Steven Holl, costume designer Bradon McDonald, lighting designer Nicole Pearce and composer Jakub Ciupinski, as well as visual artist Shinichi Maruyama, among others. In 2017, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presented JLD in Lang’s rendition of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater—hailed as “one of the most extraordinary experiences an opera-goer is likely to see.” Her choreographic genius spans the breadth between these classical works and the legendary music of singer Tony Bennett, with the recent 2018 premiere of This Thing Called Love commissioned by the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. JLD’s 2018-19 season began with two exceptional residencies to develop new work at White Oak and the coveted Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. JLD has been presented at premier venues and festivals worldwide including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joyce Theater, the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Bolshoi’s Inversion Festival of Contemporary Dance and Palacio de Bellas Artes, among many others.

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"... she has an architect's eye—not just in terms of the structures she builds with moving bodies, but through her use of objects and scenic elements … "

Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

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