Jessica Lang Dance, Debuts At Boston's Shubert Theatre

By Kumar Rahul (KR) on Jan 31, 2017 08:06 AM EST

Jessica Lang Dance made its first ever appearance in Boston at the Shubert Centre. The program took place on 13th January, Friday.

According to The Boston Globe, the dance troupe was founded by renowned choreographer Jessica Lang in 2011 and since then has continued to entertain people with its pieces of artistry. Jessica Lang was a Twyla Tharp dancer and has won many hearts and awards over the years with her performances. Jessica Lang Dance has received the prestigious Bessie Award for their beautiful performances in 2014 and moved to a new studio in Long Island City last September.

Jessica Lang Dance placed solo performances right at the start of each half. "Solo Bach" from 2008 is performed by Patrick Coker while "The Calling", a 2006 piece is bedazzled by the presence of Julie Fiorenza. Less is more in Lang's choreography, and thus the score by Jacob Ciupinski for the 2016 piece "Sweet Silent Thought" inculcates the very essence of Shakespearean sonnets. The dance is performed by a pair of men and women who dance hand in hand but in the end, one leaves the other and goes away. The usage of Molto adagio of Beethoven's Op. 132 string quartet in the 2015 piece "Thousand Yard Stare" is said to have enthralled the audience.

According to the Broadway World, Lang has produced more than 95 pieces for dance companies around the globe including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet (2013 Manchester Theatre Award nominee), the National Ballet of Japan and Joffrey Ballet, to name a few.  Reportedly Lang was a fellow of the 2015 New York City Centre and is now a fellow of NYU center for Ballet and Arts. She was called a "Master of visual composition" by the THARP! Magazine. Lang graduated from The Julliard School under the tutelage of Benjamin Harkarvy before forming her own dance company Jessica Lang Dance.

Jessica Lang Dance was opened In 2011 with the much-needed help from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. JLD has been performing in some of the major venues all over the world for the last few years consisting of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Winspear Opera House and Northrop Auditorium, among many others. T

The performances of Jessica Lang Dance has been attracting wonderful comments from major publications of Dallas, Chicago, and Boston. All this would not have been possible if JLD had not been funded from time to time by the organizations like  Rockefeller Brothers Fund, NEA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Shubert Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and more.

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