Jessica Lang Dance
Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.
Since the company’s inception, marked by Lang’s receipt of a Joyce Theater Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JLD has garnered significant attention and acclaim, thrilling audiences at major venues throughout the country. JLD made its full company debut at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s 80th Anniversary Season in July 2012. JLD has received numerous grants and funding from organizations including the Jerome Robbins Foundation, The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Japan Foundation New York and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
JLD will make its highly anticipated return to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this summer with a world premiere generously supported by The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation and co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance. JLD will make its full company New York City debut at the Joyce Theater as the closing company of the Ballet v6.0 Festival on August 16 and 17, 2013. Upcoming tours include performances at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, the Cullen Theater in Houston, University of Connecticut, and the John F. Kennedy Center where JLD will premiere a new work by Lang commissioned by the Kennedy Center and accompanied live by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance.