Lines Cubed
Jessica Lang Dance performing Lines Cubed
Photo by Takao Komaru

Premiered in
2012

Dancers
9 (4 men, 5 women)

Length
20 minutes

Foundation Support
Made with support from molo design.

Notes
This piece premiered at the 80th Anniversary season of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival during JLD's full company debut at the Duke Theatre.


“the effect was fascinating”
“The use of symmetry, clean lines, and primary colors set against a white stage offered the perfect dichotomy to a work that evoked a contemporary, dangerous feel. Lines Cubed had an artistic texture that made the audience feel as if we were watching a moving painting.”
“geometry in motion”
“Lang, whose New York City-based troupe made its full-company debut at Jacob's Pillow on July 25, is a master of visual composition. It's easy to imagine her sketching as she choreographs, or carefully arranging her dancers one by one, like a photographer or a still-life painter. In Lang's case, of course, it's moving life. Lines Cubed, one of two ensemble works the company performed at the Pillow, looks like the physical embodiment of a Mondrian color-block painting. The clever set design (on which Lang collaborated with Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen) divides the stage and backdrop into panels of white and primary color. Lang organizes the dance in a similarly crisp fashion, with each section marked by the hue of the lighting and costumes....As she tends to do, Lang draws the piece to a close with a picture-perfect tableau: a symmetrical arrangement of the full ensemble, each color represented.”
- Tresca Weinstein, Dance Magazine, August 1, 2012
“there were arresting tableaux, especially at the end, when all the dancers froze, forming a three-dimensional Mondrian.”

Music
John Metcalfe, Thomas Metcalf

Set Design
Molo Designers, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen in collaboration with Jessica Lang

Costume Design
Lisa Choules

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
July 25-29, 2012Becket, MAMore Info
January 14, 2013New York, NYMore Info
January 18-20, 2013New Orleans, LAMore Info
September 14, 2013Dallas, TXMore Info
September 20, 2013Houston, TXMore Info
February 19-23, 2014New York, NYMore Info
April 5, 2014Park City, UTMore Info
April 12, 2014Cleveland, OHMore Info
May 23, 2014Guatemala City, GuatemalaMore Info
May 30-31, 2014Beverly Hills, CAMore Info
October 23, 2014New Brunswick, NJMore Info
November 11-13, 2014Tucson, AZMore Info
November 15, 2014Wickenburg, AZMore Info
November 20, 2014Mesa, AZMore Info
January 31, 2015Lewisberg, PAMore Info
March 7, 2015Rochester, NYMore Info
March 19-21, 2015Philadelphia, PAMore Info
March 28, 2015Washington, DCMore Info
April 9-10, 2015Istanbul, TurkeyMore Info
April 14, 2015Easton, PAMore Info
April 17, 2015Detroit, MIMore Info
October 10, 2015Catskill, NYMore Info
October 17-18, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
January 19, 2016Lexington, VAMore Info
February 9, 2016Manhattan, KSMore Info
February 13, 2016Minneapolis, MNMore Info
April 2, 2016Lyndon Center, VTMore Info
April 12, 2016Tulsa, OKMore Info
July 26, 2016San Luis Potosi, MexicoMore Info
July 29-30, 2016Mexico City, MexicoMore Info
October 28-29, 2016Vancouver, BCMore Info
November 18-19, 2016Victoria, BCMore Info
December 1, 2016Meridian, MSMore Info
December 3, 2016Lafayette, LAMore Info
February 8, 2017Boone, NCMore Info
February 9, 2017Clemson, SCMore Info
February 28, 2017East Lansing, MIMore Info
March 7, 2017Interlochen, MIMore Info
April 14, 2017Bloomsburg, PAMore Info
October 7, 2017Long Beach, CAMore Info
October 21, 2017Reading, PAMore Info
January 20, 2018Danville, KYMore Info
February 10, 2018New Bedford, MAMore Info
March 8-10, 2018Portland, ORMore Info
Reviews
March 22, 2018Oregon ArtsWatchMore Info
November 19, 2016Times ColonistMore Info
November 1, 2016Vancouver ObserverMore Info
April 13, 2016Tulsa WorldMore Info
March 30, 2015BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
March 29, 2015The Washington PostMore Info
March 24, 2015Broad Street ReviewMore Info
March 21, 2015The Philadelphia InquirerMore Info
November 21, 2014Mesa Performing Arts ExaminerMore Info
April 14, 2014The Cleveland Plain DealerMore Info
February 24, 2014BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
February 23, 2014Theater is EasyMore Info
February 21, 2014Oberon's GroveMore Info
December 26, 2013Theater JonesMore Info
September 23, 2013HoustonPress.comMore Info
August 1, 2012Dance MagazineMore Info
August 1, 2012Arts JournalMore Info
July 30, 2012Financial TimesMore Info
July 30, 2012Eye on Dance and the ArtsMore Info
July 28, 2012The Rural IntelligenceMore Info
 
Articles
November 17, 2016Times ColonistMore Info
March 23, 2015Daily SabahMore Info
March 20, 2015philly.comMore Info
March 4, 2015City NewspaperMore Info
February 16, 2014TDF StagesMore Info