The Calling by Jessica Lang Dance

Jessica Lang Dance

Lines Cubed

Among the Stars

Mendelssohn / Incomplete

The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)

Thousand Yard Stare

  • 7:30pm
  • 7:30pm
  • New York, USA
  • Jessica Lang
  • Approx 140 minutes

Performing in Victoria as part of their first Canadian tour! Called a ‘master of visual composition’ by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang is Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Jessica Lang Dance company, a troupe of 10 dancers that approach her choreography with surgical precision, dancing with artful physical intellect and meticulous technical adeptness.

“Lang’s work is like a stylish appetizer at a fine dining restaurant… she leaves her viewers with a pearl — a beautiful taste in the mouth… In a seemingly simple, relatively short evening, there was so much to see and absorb.”

Lauren Warnecke, ART INTERCEPTS

Lines Cubed

Premiered in 2012 at the 80th Anniversary season of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival during JLD’s full company debut at the Duke Theatre.


Among the Stars

Premiered in 2010. Commissioned by TITAS Command Performance Gala

“Mr. Brown possesses a simple way of expressing emotion and physicality which serves this piece well, matching the magical music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.”

Deborah Wingert, EYE ON DANCE AND THE ARTS, July 30, 2012

Mendelssohn / Incomplete

Premiered in 2011. Created during Lang’s Joyce Theater Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Mendelssohn/Incomplete” was completed by the dance itself. That is, the six flowing dancers, in waves of muted plum and slate gray, actually became a representation of the music.”

Jennifer Haaland, MESA PERFORMING ARTS EXAMINER, November 21, 2014

The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)

Premiered in 2006. Commissioned by Ailey II

“remarkably dynamic…terrifyingly beautiful.”

Sandra Kurtz, SEATTLE WEEKLY, November 10, 2015

Thousand Yard Stare

Premiere in 2016.

“This ballet is spare yet evocative, gorgeous throughout.”

Laura Bleiberg, Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2016

“a remarkable evocation, minimal yet profound, of soldiers in formation and at war. Moving and masterful.”

Hedy Weiss, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, December 18, 2015

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