David Rousseve/REALITY at Jacob's Pillow
July 15 - July 19, 2009
Award-winning dancemaker, filmmaker, writer, and performer David Roussève returns to the stage with David Roussève/REALITY. His newest work, Saudade, deals with the concept of “bittersweet” in a production that chronicles the story of southern African-Americans to the sound of Portuguese blues, fado. A multicultural cast illuminates a mosaic of movement, video effects, and monologues performed by Roussève himself, spanning from slavery to Hurricane Katrina. Traditional dance forms from Indonesia, West Africa, and India merge with contemporary techniques in this new work.