Festival 2021 PillowTalks5 videos
PillowTalk: Ballet Coast to Coast
This discussion includes Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director, Peter Boal, Houston Ballet Soloist Harper Watters, and Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Lia Cirio, with Scholar-in-Residence Theresa Ruth Howard. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Elizabeth Streb
A true original in the performing arts, Elizabeth Streb discusses her concepts of extreme action, which challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: History of Jazz Dance
As a foremost tradition-bearer of Black American social dance, LaTasha Barnes places jazz dance in the context of House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, and Lindy Hop. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Revered as the oldest continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas, this versatile ensemble made its long-awaited Pillow debut in 2021. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
PillowTalk with CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Ana Maria Alvarez. This impressive Cuban-American artist talks about her success in boldly traversing the worlds of social dance, political activism, community organizing, and art making. Video: Nel Shelby Productions