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kNonAme Artist / Roderick George

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A performer with Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami appears on the Inside / Out Stage at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket on a summer day. Press photo courtesy of Jacob's Pillow.
Photo by Christopher Duggan

Acclaimed american dancer and choreographer Roderick George presents his company, kNonAme Artist, performing an excerpt of The Missing Fruit and Venom adapted for the outdoor stage.

George has performed with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and with Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel in Switzerland, Goteborg Operan DansKompani in Sweden, and The Forsythe Company in Frankfurt, Germany. He founded kNonAme Artist in Berlin and is now based in New York.

In Venom he explores lasting impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the present events of the erasure of the LGBTQIA+ community, exposing how the queer community faced silencing, isolation, being forced into hiding, and death through fear, media, and ‘God’s reckoning,’ while at the same time finding ways to uplift each other using the underground nightlife as a sanctuary.

As a queer Black man from Houston, Texas, George recognizes that his existence lies on the backs of these individuals and pays homage to the power and grace of his community.

The Missing Fruit explores how the manifestation of racial and public health violence affects Black Americans and other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)communities through an interdisciplinary artistic production rooted in contemporary dance.

First conceptualized during the most recent #BLM protests, The Missing Fruit examines the experiences of BIPOC communities, particularly addressing their struggles to combat oppression and death, financial insecurity, and health vulnerabilities while making space for Black joy to thrive.

George is the recipient of the inaugural Jacob’s Pillow Men Dancers Award given to a choreographer of any gender expression who creates an innovative work danced by male or male-identifying dancers to be performed at Jacob’s Pillow in honor of the spirit of our founder Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers

This performance includes a “Choose What You Pay” ticketing option, with a suggestion of $25.

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Date:
August 15
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA
(413) 243-0745

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