Inside the Pillow Lab: Emma Cianchi
In collaboration with American Dance Abroad, the Pillow welcomed Naples-based choreographer Emma Cianchi as a part of Woman Made, an initiative focused on international women choreographers, which is a winning project of Boarding Pass Plus ’21/’22 of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Woman Made is a project of the Italian Ministry of Culture and is intended to promote the courage of international female choreographic voices. Organized by ArtGarage, the creative work will originate in seven countries with a view to sharing intentions and achieving common goals including the positioning of women in powerful roles in dance through international cultural exchange. Cianchi is the leading force of ArtGarage, and artistic curator of dance at the Teatro Bellini in Naples. As a choreographer her work embraces the use of new technologies in an eclectic and original manner. In 2017, she received the Coreografo Elettronico Award. As a part of this exchange, Cianchi developed a new work with U.S.-based dancers in the Pillow Lab, and acclaimed New York-based choreographer Kimberly Bartosik travelled to Italy to develop a new work with dancers from across Italy. Inside the Pillow Lab Emma Cianchi RESIDENCY DATES: March 30-April 10, 2022 APPEARING IN FILM: Emma Cianchi, Choreographer Caterina Giangrasso Angrisani, Company Manager Ginevra Cecere, Dancer Maria Anzivino, Dancer Emily Anderson, Dancer Ashley Merker, Dancer Mariah Anton, Dancer MUSIC: Original Composition by Lino Cannavacciuolo FILMING: Erica Spizz Film Produced by Nel Shelby Productions: Nel Shelby, Producer Loren R. Robertson, Editor Benjamin Richards, Graphic Animation Women Made, an initiative focused on international women choreographers, which is a winning project of Boarding Pass Plus '21/'22 of the Italian Ministry of Culture, and supported by American Dance Abroad. LEAD SUPPORT FOR THE 2021-2022 PILLOW LAB IS PROVIDED BY: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM: Deborah & Charles Adelman Arison Arts Foundation The Barr Foundation Harkness Foundation for Dance Barbara and Amos Hostetter Christopher Jones & Deb McAlister Mertz Gilmore Foundation National Endowment for the Arts © 2022 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc.