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Published on Jun 2, 2010
Armitage Gone! performed at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 2010
July14-18 A flurry of undulating solos, dynamic duets, and sensual ensemble pieces, acclaimed choreographer Karole Armitage's new "Three Theories" is an explosion of dance. Inspired by the book "The Elegant Universe" by physicist Brian Greene, "Three Theories"explores scientific themes including quantum mechanics, relativity, and string theory, all through Armitage's signature brand of athletic contemporary ballet.
This evening-length dance piece is set to a varied score including music by maverick composer Rhys Chatham, the lyrical, haunting tones of Sangeeta Shankar's South Indian classical carnatic violin music, and John Luther Adams's evocative "Dark Waves." Karole Armitage has worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, and Madonna, and her dance repertoire stretches from ballet to Broadway. Her unmistakable voice pushes the boundaries among movement, music, and the visual arts to embody dance that "explodes in every sense and dazzles the eye" and remains "vividly imprinted in your memory." (Nouvel Observateur, France).
Jacob's Pillow Dance is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts. To learn more about the Pillow: http://www.jacobspillow.org/