Festival 2022 PillowTalks20 videos
PillowTalk: When Dance Became Modern
Neil Baldwin discusses his new Martha Graham biography, which Dance Magazine calls “challenging and satisfying,” and Oprah Daily considers a “stellar cultural history.”
PillowTalk: Dancerly Intelligences
Artists Grisha Coleman, Dr. Catie Cuan, and Andrew Schneider are working at the intersection of dance and technology. In this PillowTalk, the three artists ended their week-long Pillow residency with this exploration of their current projects.
PillowTalk: Envisioning a New Theater
Here’s a rare chance to meet Francine Houben of Mecanoo, the Dutch architect who is entrusted with creating a new Doris Duke Theatre to open in 2025, in conversation with Norton Owen.
PillowTalk: Hip Hop at 50
The 50th anniversary of hip hop has focused new attention on this enduring culture and art movement, with a panel of illustrious artists on hand to explore it all.
PillowTalk: Celebrating Katherine Dunham
As a part of Festival 2023, The School at Jacob’s Pillow revisited a 2002 program led by Reginald Yates and Katherine Dunham herself. The lasting impact of this dance legend is spotlighted in a panel discussion.
PillowTalk: Partnering with Mark Morris
Executive Director Nancy Umanoff has been a key administrative partner to Mark Morris for four decades, and their teamwork continues in this freewheeling story hour.
PillowTalk: Dance We Must
A lavishly illustrated new book documents this 2018 Williams College Museum of Art exhibition, while a Festival 2023 exhibition digs deeper into issues raised by costumes representing diverse cultures.
PillowTalk: Welcoming the World
The three curators of the Festival 2023 exhibition “Welcoming the World” (Norton Owen, Tanisha Jones, and Hari Krishnan) reflect on the many international artists who have traveled here over the decades.
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.
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