Trailer: Dichotomous Being: An Evening Of Taylor Stanley
Already a celebrated principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley pursued new movement frontiers for this program alongside special guest artists with Kyle Abraham as the Creative Producer. During two 2021 Pillow Labs, Stanley developed a Pillow-commissioned ensemble work by postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick and a solo by choreographer Shamel Pitts. They also perform an adaptation of Andrea Miller’s sky to hold, originally created for the New York City Ballet’s 2021 Fall Gala, and Talley Beatty’s renowned Mourner’s Bench, a solo of great significance to the Pillow, having been danced here by Beatty himself. Stanley and their collaborators returned to the Pillow Lab again in March 2022, ahead of the Festival performances. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.