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Jessica Lang Dance Company

[Jessica Lang Skirt Photo]

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance is a New York City based dance company whose mission is to present and perform dance works around the world that immerse global audiences in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang Dance seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet into artfully engaging works that feature athletic and gifted performers. This company enriches and inspires by immersing audiences in the spectacular beauty of gorgeous design, movement and music. Among the pieces to be performed are Tesseracts of Time, created in collaboration architect Steven Holl, and Thousand Yard Stare, honoring wounded veterans and all of those affected by war. 

Upcoming Jessica Lang Dance Events

On Wednesday, February 7thAaron Shackelford will host Jessica Lang herself, Jane Thurber of Landscape Architecture, and Patricia Galvis-Assmus of Art and Information Technology for a panel presentation and discussion on collaborations. The conversation will include the development of the Lang piece Tesseracts of Time and interdisciplinary collaborations as design choice with an eye toward giving students an idea of how to approach new collaborators.

Dance, Architecture, and Design: A conversation with Jessica Lang
Fine Arts Center Lobby, UMass

On Wednesday, February 7th, Jessica Lang will teach a contemporary master class for Five College dancers:

Contemporary Master Class with Jessica Lang Dance
Main Studio, Hampshire College
Email Joanna Walker to request a spot.

On Thursday, February 8th, Jessica Lang Dance will perform at the Fine Arts Center with a Pre-concert talk on Thousand Yard Stare with Jessica Lang. A Post-Concert Q&A will follow the performance.

Pre-concert talk with choreographer Jessica Lang on the development of Thousand Yard Stare
Fine Arts Center, UMass

Jessica Lang Dance 
Fine Arts Center, UMass
Post-concert Q&A with company in the orchestra pit to follow.

[Jessica Lang Rain Photo]