Her Door to the Sky


Benjamin Britten
(Simple Symphony, Op. 4, 1933-1934)


Jessica Lang

Scenic Design

Jessica Lang

Costume Design

Bradon McDonald

Lighting Design

Nicole Pearce

Assistant to the Choreographer

Clifton Brown


21 minutes


August 24, 2016; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Massachusetts

Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky was commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her Door to the Sky premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, August 24, 2016. Major support was provided by Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, with additional support from Aya Stark Hamilton, Deidra Wager, and Leslie & Tachi Yamada.

Program Notes

2017 marks the centennial celebration of legendary American painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s first solo exhibition in New York. Her Door to the Sky is inspired by O’Keeffe’s Patio Door series that she painted between 1946 and 1956.

Program note by Jessica Lang.