Hip Hop Across the Pillow Documentary


This special documentary looks back at “Hip Hop Across the Pillow”, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of hip hop, and the artists and curators who brought it to life at Jacob's Pillow. During Festival 2023, Jacob’s Pillow celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop—the dynamic culture and art movement catalyzed in the Bronx in August 1973—with a “festival within the Festival.” The one-of-a-kind program in the Ted Shawn Theatre featured dance artists Rennie Harris Puremovement Street Dance Theatre, Rokafella and Kwikstep, and the Ladies of Hip-Hop in a new work by d. Sabela grimes. Hear from curators Ali Rosa-Salas and Melanie George as they look back at this memorable week and how it came together. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.

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