Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.
Since the company’s inception, marked by Lang’s receipt of a Joyce Theater Artist Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, JLD has garnered significant attention and acclaim, thrilling audiences at major venues throughout the country including two consecutive seasons at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival where JLD made its full company debut in 2012, The Joyce Theater, New York City Center and most recently at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas where the company’s performance was chosen as the best dance event of 2013.
JLD has received numerous grants and funding from organizations including the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Japan Foundation New York and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
In February 2014, JLD will perform a week-long engagement at the Joyce Theater, followed by tours to Park City, Cleveland, Guatemala and Beverly Hills where the company will close the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ inaugural season. In May 2014, JLD will make its Washington, D.C. debut with the premiere of a new work commissioned by the Kennedy Center, choreographed by Lang and accompanied live by the National Symphony Orchestra as part of NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance festival.
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