Family of Jazz Summer Tour – Learn About Our Tour Stops
As we prepare to embark on the Family of Jazz 2023 summer tour, we wanted to highlight the amazing festivals and organizations that will be welcoming us into their spaces.
Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur
July 30, 2023
Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and presentation of the best choreographers, dancers and musicians. Through its eclectic, inclusive, accessible and original programming, the Festival seeks to support and inspire artists from Canada and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their work and passion in an intimate setting.
FASS is the largest regional dance presenter in the country, both in terms of the number of large-scale shows it presents and the size of its attendance. For over 31 years, the Festival has welcomed the greatest artists of dance and music on the national and international scene in the enchanting setting of the village of Saint-Sauveur.
Performance Page: https://festivaldesarts.ca/en/spectacle/decidedly-jazz-danceworks-djd/
The National Arts Centre
August 2-3, 2023
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.
The NAC is governed by the National Arts Centre Act, which defines its mandate as follows: to operate and maintain the Centre; to develop the performing arts in the National Capital Region; and to assist the Canada Council for the Arts in the development of the performing arts elsewhere in Canada. The NAC’s core values include Inclusion, Creativity, Generosity, Sustainability and Engagement.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
August 9-13, 2023
Jacob’s Pillow is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times). “The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
The 2023 Festival features nine weeks of performances in Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, as well as special events, parties, workshops, exhibits, Talks, pop-up performances in Berkshire County, and more! Visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark grounds, visit The School at Jacob’s Pillow, picnic on the grounds, or dine at the on-site restaurants.
Performance Page: https://www.jacobspillow.org/events/decidedly-jazz-danceworks-2023/