May 5, 8:00 pmView All Events
For ticketing information, please contact our box office Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 6pm at 914-251-6200.
Former Twyla Tharp dancer and choreographer Jessica Lang and her company aim to make their performances full sensory experiences into which onlookers, whether they be balletomanes or dance novices, can completely submerge themselves. Her work blends the fluidity and grounded quality of contemporary dance and the beautiful lines of traditional ballet to great modern effect.
On this very special evening, Lang, whose choreography is “reliably sophisticated and achingly beautiful” (Chicago Tribune), will present the world premiere of This Thing Called Love, developed here on campus and set to the music of the legendary Tony Bennett, as we celebrate The PAC’s own 40th anniversary.
Thousand Yard Stare
This Thing Called Love (world premiere)
SAVE THE DATE. The PAC Gala will take place on this very same night, beginning with cocktails and dinner before the performance, and desserts and drinks after. Click here to visit the Gala 40 web page for more details and ticketing information, or contact Katherine King, our Associate Director of Development, at Katherine.King@purchase.edu or (914) 251-6178.
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Behind the Scenes with Jessica Lang Dance
Wednesday, May 2
6:30pm to 8pm
Dance Building, Dance Theatre Lab
When you attend a dance performance, you are experiencing the end result of an intricate and complex collaborative process. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with former Twyla Tharp dancer and choreographer Jessica Lang and key members of her team as they provide insight into how design, technology, and management come together behind the scenes to create the works we see on stage. FREE and open to the public.
On the panel:
Jessica Lang, dancer and choreographer, Artistic Director of Jessica Lang Dance
Nicole Pearce, Lighting Designer, Jessica Lang Dance
Bradon McDonald, Costume Designer, Jessica Lang Dance
Margaret Selby, Selby Artist Management