Bits & Bytes: ‘The Spirit of Christmas Past;’ ‘Omar;’ Spencertown Academy members art show; ‘Middletown’ at Austen Riggs; Jacob’s Pillow announces 2017 programs

The 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival program directors include ballet luminary Anna-Marie Holmes; noted master teacher Milton Myers; Broadway choreographer/director Chet Walker; and choreographer, performer, MacArthur Genius Fellow, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance.