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Event Series Event Series: Parsons Dance

$35 – $70
Mahaiwe Member & Youth Discount Event 

On sale Thursday, May 19 at 12pm

$35 Limited Upper Balcony
$45 Reserved
$55 Preferred
$70 Premium 

Members receive $5 off each ticket
$15 ages 30 and under (call 413-528-0100, Wednesday-Saturday, 12-4pm) 

Known for its energized, athletic, and joyous style, Parsons Dance is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance. Their bold ensemble work and movement has solidified them as one of the world’s leading dance companies. Parsons Dance is always a favorite that is sure to thrill audiences with their effortless movement and stunning dancers.  

“This is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise” – The New York Times 


Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue showcases the company’s most impressive performers by sending them bouncing and twisting through shadowed light with lightness speed and precise articulation. The work, a tribute to Miles Davis, captures the playful lilt of his music but not its edge of melancholy.” – New York Times

Balance of Power

“A solo created for the ‘near perfect’ ” – The New York Times

A vehicle for displaying intricate movement against the backdrop of driving rhythms, this solo was created for acclaimed dancer Zoey Anderson in collaboration with percussionist Giancarlo De Trizio.


Set to specially commissioned music by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento, Nascimento is a pleasant and heartwarming romp through extraordinary music you won’t hear anywhere else.

The Envelope

The Envelope is a classic Parsons piece featuring a whimsical narrative about a letter that continually re-appears, no matter how much the sender tries to get rid of it.


A breathtaking fusion of art and technology demanding split-second timing and athletic stamina. The effect is a stunning suspension of weight in which the dancer appears to fly through the air, devouring space before magically returning to rest at center stage.

The Road

The Road, set to “Peace Train,” “Trouble,” and more evocative songs crafted by Yusuf/Cat Stevens, combines the spirit of the past with compelling contemporary choreography to achieve a hopeful vision for our future.

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