Inside the Pillow Lab: Dorrance Dance


Inside the Pillow Lab captures works in process by artists during their COVID-compliant residencies. The Pillow Lab, the Pillow’s year-round center for research and development, provides artists the crucial space and time in development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects. Dorrance Dance returned to Jacob’s Pillow for two weeks at the end of 2020 to develop new choreography and music, celebrating their first in-person rehearsals together since March. Led by the artistic team of Michelle Dorrance, Josette Wiggan, and Nicholas Young, Dorrance Dance is one of the nation’s leading tap dance companies, exploring what is most thrilling, brilliant, and beautiful about tap dancing—that it is, at once, movement and music. Your support brings artists together again. Please support the Pillow Lab and other Jacob's Pillow programs at or text "PILLOW" to 51555. Choreography by Josette Wiggan-Freund Nicholas Van Young Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance Artists Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie Christopher Broughton Elizabeth Burke Warren Craft Donovan Dorrance Michelle Dorrance Jabu Graybeal Luke Hickey Rena Kinoshita Aaron Marcellus Carson Murphy Gregory Richardson Byron Tittle Matthew “Megawatt” West Joseph Wiggan Josette Wiggan-Freund Nicholas Van Young MUSIC: “Porão” Written by Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval Performed by Music from the Sole with José Cruzata, Josh Davis, Noé Kains, Jennifer Vincent “Buffalo” “Quick 6 Theme” “Triplet Groove” Written and performed by Donovan Dorrance “Brooklyn’s Best Kept Secret” “Thundercat” Written and performed by Gregory Richardson “Come In Like a Johnny Cake, Go Out Like a Dumplin” Written and performed by Josette Wiggan, Aaron Marcellus, Gregory Richardson, Nicholas Van Young “Bruce Lee” Written and performed by Donovan Dorrance and Gregory Richardson • • • The artists of Dorrance Dance filmed this Pillow Lab. INSIDE THE PILLOW LAB FILM PRODUCED BY NEL SHELBY PRODUCTIONS: Nel Shelby, Producer and Director Caroline Haidet, Editor Nina Gershonowitz, Project Manager Benjamin Richards, Graphic Animation • • • Lead support for this residency was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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