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Jacob's Pillow
United States
Beckett, MA

Dance Heginbotham at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

by Toni Bolger
August 11, 2012
Jacob's Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Beckett, MA 01223
413 243 0745
Energy, imagination, and a good dose of humor are prevalent in the dances of choreographer John Heginbotham, an acclaimed dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group for the past two decades. As a performer "Heginbotham has always been a wonder at the tricky combination of class clown/poet — the truth-telling jester" (Boston Phoenix) and these qualities are also found in his choreography.

Dance Heginbotham, his dynamic ensemble, made an auspicious Pillow debut as part of the Inside/Out series last season. This year, they return with highly musical, imaginative, darkly comedic dance works. In Twin, a work about the peculiarities of shared birth, a cast of vivid characters comes to life in a musical environment created by British electronica composer Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin). Closing Bell is a rigorously athletic brainteaser of a dance set to a lively score by the contemporary American composer Tyondai Braxton.

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