Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) and Selby Artists Management (SAM) announce today that after the incredible success of the last seven years, Jessica Lang Dance has decided to close on April 30, 2019, which is the end of its 19-city, 2018-19 season. Ms. Lang will continue her creative work as a choreographer, working with companies around the world.
JLD has experienced tremendous success with a repertoire of 25 dances choreographed by Artistic Director and Founder Jessica Lang. JLD has performed for audiences nationally and internationally in over 75 cities, 35 states, and 7 different countries and the creativity will continue through this season: Late in the Fall of 2018 JLD will perform a world premiere of another dance by Lang at the Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia. Commenting on the closure, Lang stated: "It has been an honor and deeply rewarding for me to establish a company and to lead its phenomenal growth—in creativity, quality and rigorous touring—for the past seven years. I'm profoundly grateful to our dedicated dancers, board members, staff, donors, presenters, audiences and our agent, Margaret Selby and Selby Artists Mgmt., who made JLD a success."
The dance company's Board of Trustees embraces the closure after what has been an extraordinary run. "It has been a moving and inspirational experience for the Board to be involved with supporting Jessica's choreography and to help her create a company of wonderful dancers. We know she will continue to be successful in sharing her art and vision around the world and we wish her success for the future," remarked JLD Board Chair Geoff Fallon.