Imagery for the Willing

The Dance Scene: Vertigo at the Pillow

Men in black robes and full pants, and women with headscarves and long dresses are engaged in some kind of ritual or tribal ceremony. They could be villagers praying for water for their crops, or members of a religious order, or folk dancers at a celebration. Behind them is a stark white house, or church, or temple. This is Vertigo, the Israeli dance troupe, performing “Mana,” a mesmerizing and beautiful hour-long piece at Jacob’s Pillow last week.

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