Music: Out of the Woodshed

All summer thick-thighed youngsters and greying masters of modern dance had been hard at work in their various sylvan woodsheds, chipping and chopping at works both new & old. Last week, some of the chips flew into public view.

At bucolic Jacob's Pillow at Lee, Mass., summer dance fans and Manhattan critics crowded into the big wooden barn-studio to see the first performance of aging (57) Ted Shawn's The Dreams of Jacob, with music by Darius Milhaud. Critics found his new five-movement work both a little flat and a little obvious—Jacob dancing unimaginatively with Rachel, wrestling too literally with the dark angel....

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