ADG Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship 2018

Dancers are encouraged to apply for our annual scholarship to the renowned summer dance school at Jacob’s Pillow.

American Dance Guild/Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship 2018

  • One full scholarship to attend the 2018  in-depth, two-week program in Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin. American Dance Guild membership is required: regular $60/yr ; students $30/yr.
  • Please contact Gloria McLean at ADG ( or call 212-874-6947 leave message) to express your intention to apply and audition.
  • Audition is through Jacob’s Pillow: contact or call 413.243.9919 for more information and audition dates.

This is a great annual opportunity for young dancers provided by the board of the American Dance Guild in collaboration with Jacobs Pillow. It was formerly known as the Erna Lindner-Gilbert Scholarship, and the Fannie Weiss scholarship, in honor of the women former members who founded the scholarship.

About the workshop: Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin, June 25-July 8
Gaga is an innovative movement language created by Ohad Naharin, hailed as one of the world’s most preeminent contemporary choreographers. Honed through his work as Artistic Director of Israel-based Batsheva Dance Company, Gaga has far-reaching influence on current dance training internationally, as a rigorous and empowering language for dancers to discover the many and varied nuances of their moving bodies and imaginations.
Two former Batsheva Dance Company members, now Gaga senior instructors, will guide this multi-sensory, physically challenging, two-week immersive experience for dancers to directly connect to the intent and expressive powers of Gaga. Each day will begin with a Gaga/dancers class, similar to the ones given to the Batsheva Dance Company. Repertory rehearsals will require applying Gaga principles to deeply research and embody Naharin’s choreography. A Gaga Methodics session concludes the day for dancers to deepen their research and ability to use and understand fundamental elements of the language. Each week features a master class and career-building discussion with Festival artists, including one with Mr. Naharin, as well as Open Rehearsals for Festival audiences, held on the iconic outdoor stage, on June 30 and July 7.
For 25 dancers at an advanced pre-professional or professional level, age 18 and up.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Former recipients of the ADG/JP scholarship:

2017 –  Megan Davis – Tap Program with Michelle Dorrance

2016 – Katrina Sarah Miller – Improv Traditions: From Ringshout to Blues with UBW

2015 – Demetrius Burns – Social Dances: Jazz to Hip Hop with Camille A. Breown & E. Moncell Durden

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