Jessica Lang Dance

Mixed Repetoire • Contemporary Ballet

Performances

Fri. Nov. 18 • 730pm

Sat. Nov. 19 • 730pm

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

Jessica Lang Dance will perform five works from their repertoire (see more details below):

Lines Cubed
Among the Stars
Mendelssohn / Incomplete
The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)
Thousand Yard Stare

 


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.

Lines Cubed had an artistic texture that made the audience feel as if we were watching a moving painting.

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.

The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II) Premiered in 2006. Commissioned by Ailey II

remarkably dynamic…terrifyingly beautiful.

Thousand Yard Stare Premiere in 2016.

This ballet is spare yet evocative, gorgeous throughout.
a remarkable evocation, minimal yet profound, of soldiers in formation and at war. Moving and masterful.

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