Berkshire Rainbow Seniors enjoy being special guests at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Members of BalletX in "Sunset, o639 Hours"; photo Christopher Duggan.
Members of BalletX in “Sunset, o639 Hours”; photo Christopher Duggan.

 

The Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County traveled to the wilds of Becket to take in the last day of the Out at the Pillow weekend, an annual celebration organized by the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Close to three dozen members took part in the afternoon which began with a tour of the historic campus led by archivist Norton Owen, and was followed by a potluck lunch under a tent in the sun-dappled nearby woods.

Highlight of the day was the performance of Sunset, o639 by Philadelphia’s BalletX Company. There was some concern as to whether ballet would work as entertainment for everyone in the diverse group, but the verdict was a unanimous “yes!” as the company of energetic dancers just blew us away with their imaginative story of how air mail service began in the 1930’s. Member Larry Murray reviews the performance on his website: Berkshire on Stage.

With a major picnic in the works for September, and the arrival of the new gay musical Poster Boy at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in August, (Ed Sedarbaum is speaking at the Poster Boy Lawn Talk on August 31!)  there is no shortage of things to do and fun to be had in the Berkshires.

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