Festival 2022 PillowTalks12 videos
PillowTalk: Technology and Dance
As the founder of Brown University’s Center for Research on Choreographic Interfaces, choreographer Sydney Skybetter talks with artists LROD and Toni Dove about how technology might impact dance’s future. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Documenting The Hustle
Hustle experts Maria Torres, Abdiel Jacobsen, and the New York Public Library’s Cassie Mey demonstrate and discuss this under-appreciated dance style, explore its 1970s roots, and look to a more gender-neutral future. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Celebrating Lourdes Lopez
After 10 years at the helm of Miami City Ballet, this former New York City Ballet principal reflects on the accomplishments of her past decade and what’s ahead, in conversation with Scholar-in-Residence Theresa Ruth Howard.
PillowTalk: “Studio/Theater” at MoMA
Yve Laris Cohen’s work intersects with both dance and the visual arts, and his upcoming show at The Museum of Modern Art will repurpose remains from the Doris Duke Theatre fire. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Liz Lerman's "Wicked Bodies"
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Liz Lerman discusses both her latest book and current performance work, exploring a world of old crones, shape-shifters, familiars, and imps. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Ann Hutchinson Guest's Century+
Celebrating the life of dance notation pioneer Ann Hutchinson Guest (1918-2022), her legacy and deep Pillow roots are explored by friends, family, and fans including Norton Owen, Michael Richter, Tina Curran, and Melanie Dana, with many video clips o
PillowTalk: La Nijinska
Lynn Garafola’s new biography of Nijinsky’s sister portrays her as a groundbreaking choreographer with noteworthy Pillow connections, as Garafola explores in this talk and book signing. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Dancing the Core Curriculum
As co-founder of the Pillow’s venerable Curriculum in Motion® program, Celeste Miller reflects on how dance can be a meaningful part of every child’s education. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Rooted Jazz Dance
This provocative new book brings together jazz dance scholars, practitioners, choreographers, and educators from across America to examine the art form’s roots and how it’s taught.
PillowTalk: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Berkshires
In celebration of the Berkshires’ new W.E.B. Du Bois Center for Freedom and Democracy, a panel of scholars will discuss the Du Bois legacy in Berkshire County.
PillowTalk: Christopher Duggan: Now & Then
The current Blake’s Barn exhibit offers a perfect opportunity to sit down with Festival Photographer Christopher Duggan, who has been documenting Pillow artists since 2006.
PillowTalk: Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances
Paul Scolieri has written the first comprehensive biography of the Pillow’s legendary founder, and he discusses his groundbreaking research in this talk with Jacob's Pillow Scholar-In-Residence Maura Keefe.