Review: Jessica Lang's Combination of Ballet, Modern Dance Was Breathtaking
Jessica Lang Dance Review
REVIEW by Kathi E.B. Ellis, 89.3 WFPL, May 19, 2018
Referenced works: performed by Jessica Lang Dance


“The culmination of these five very different pieces from the past eleven years of Jessica Lang's repertoire reveals a company that elegantly balances the crispness and cleanness of ballet with the athleticism and "out of the box" movement of modern dance, without sacrificing the technical aspects of either and without one aesthetic overwhelming the other. It was a combination that was breathtaking to experience.”


Lyric Pieces
Jessica Lang Dance Repertory
Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet
Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet
Premiered in 2012
Music: Edvard Grieg
Set Design: Molo Designers, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen
Costume Design: Elena Comendador
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
8 dancers, 22 minutes
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The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)
Jessica Lang Dance Repertory
Commissioned by Ailey II
Premiered in 2006
Music: Trio Mediaeval
Costume Design: Elena Comendador
Costume Concept: Jessica Lang
Lighting Design: Al Crawford
1 dancer, 4 minutes
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glow
Jessica Lang Dance Repertory
Commissioned by Jacob's Pillow
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2017
Music: Owen Clayton Condon and Ivan Trevino
Set Design: Jessica Lang and Nicole Pearce
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
Technical Director: Greg Rowland
5 dancers, 10 minutes
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Sweet Silent Thought
Jessica Lang Dance Repertory
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2016
Music: Jakub Ciupinski
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
4 dancers, 10 minutes
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Thousand Yard Stare
Jessica Lang Dance Repertory
Commissioned by Co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2016
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
9 dancers, 20 minutes
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