A Première and a Summing up

Dance at Jacob’s Pillow

Two terrific companies performed at Jacob’s Pillow last week, one brand new, led by an up-and-coming young choreographer; the other three decades old and led by a legendary artist. Both created engrossing experiences and offered a lot to ponder.

Jessica Lang Dance made its debut last week, with five pieces that showcased her tensile, powerful style and visual imagination.

In the only piece that didn’t use props and set pieces, “Solo Bach,” Kanje Segawa was alternately light and airy, and sharply angular, dancing gloriously to a single violin.

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