Jessica Lang Dance integrates tradition with ambition
REVIEW by Janine Parker, The Boston Globe, August 11, 2013


“An oddity in the dance field is that although female dancers are the proverbial dime a dozen, an
inordinate amount of directors and leading choreographers are men. Enter Jessica Lang, the director and choreographer of her own two-year-old troupe, Jessica Lang Dance, which returned to Jacob's Pillow this week. While her works are firmly in the contemporary vein, Lang's movement vocabulary largely stems, transparently and unapologetically, from more traditional ballet forms. An arabesque often looks,
well, just like an arabesque...it's refreshing to remember that sometimes (remember that arabesque?) a dance can just be a dance, that good taste, strong artistic genes, and spirited performers can be - if not surprising - enormously satisfying.”