The Wanderer
Jessica Lang Dance performing The Wanderer
Photo by Johnny Knight

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65 minutes

Foundation Support
Made possible with support from The Dau Family Foundation, Ann and Weston Hicks, Christopher Jones and Deborah McAlister, and an anonymous donor. Additional support was provided by Charles and Deborah Adelman. Created in part during a Creative Development Residency with support from the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Initiative. Also created in part with support from the Made In Wickenburg Residency Program with funding from the R. H. Johnson Foundation, The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Supported in part by public funds from the New York City

This piece- Lang's first full-length ballet and JLD's BAM debut- premiered at the 2014 Next Wave Festival.

“reliably sophisticated and achingly beautiful.”
- Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2017
“a major work from a thoughtful, exciting choreographer, a fine addition to the balletic canon of romantic mystery.”
“"The Wanderer" is more than a ballet - it's a culmination of plastic art, opera, and motion where no form overpowers the other. All media interface with ease, and they improve through collaboration.”
- Alexandra Villarreal, Huffington Post, August 10, 2015
“Lang has created a true work of art.”
“the phenomenal cast of dancers...were beautiful, in command and yet not restrained. Lang did not wander; nor did her viewer(s). We were in wonder.”
“a work of high craftsmanship.”

Franz Schubert

Set Design
Mimi Lien

Costume Design
Bradon McDonald

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Visual Concept
Jessica Lang

Past Performances
October 3, 2014Becket, MAMore Info
December 3-6, 2014Brooklyn, NYMore Info
July 29 - August 9, 2015Becket, MAMore Info
November 19, 2015Storrs, CTMore Info
November 22, 2015Purchase, NYMore Info
October 19-20, 2016Princeton, NJMore Info
January 20, 2017Wickenburg, AZMore Info
May 3, 2017Chicago, ILMore Info
May 4, 2017Chicago TribuneMore Info
August 10, 2015Huffington PostMore Info
August 1, 2015MassLiveMore Info
July 31, 2015The Boston GlobeMore Info
December 9, 2014BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
December 7, 2014New York TimesMore Info
February 1, 2016The Hopkins ReviewMore Info
December 26, 2015Boston GlobeMore Info
December 19, 2015The Arts FuseMore Info
November 20, 2014East Valley TribuneMore Info
November 18, 2014Phoenix New TimesMore Info
November 6, 2014Tucson WeeklyMore Info