Life Encounters: Archie Burnett
Directed by the legendary Archie Burnett, first Father of the New York-based House of Ninja, Life Encounters invites audiences to witness the evolution of New York City underground dance histories by way of Burnett’s most cherished personal memories. From long nights spent at NYC’s iconic underground dance party The Loft to developing kinships with the Hustle, Waacking, Vogue, and post-modern dance communities, Burnett and a dynamic cast of guest artists—Abdiel, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Princess Lockerooo, Deandre “Yummy” Brown, Maya Llanos, and Sinia Reid—embody the adage that there is nothing quite like a life well-danced. PROGRAM: Life Encounters; choreography: Archie Burnett; Music: Steve “DJ Chip Chop” Gonzalez. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
In Festival 2021 Performances
Play video Dorrance Dance: Ways to Now
Dorrance Dance: Ways to Now
In "Ways to Now," the stellar tap dancers and musicians of Dorrance Dance journey through the Pillow grounds.
Play video Ballet Coast to Coast
Ballet Coast to Coast
Watch leading artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet take the stage in Ballet Coast to Coast showcasing the stunning range of ballet in the United States.
Play video Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre captivates audiences with contemporary modern dance by the nation’s leading choreographers.
Play video LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum
LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum
Watch the world premiere of the second exploration of the Jazz Continuum series by LaTasha Barnes.
Play video Ballet Hispánico
Watch Ballet Hispánico's Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2021 performance on the Henry J. Leir Stage with a program encompassing five decades of lush and virtuosic dance.
Play video CONTRA-TIEMPO
Watch CONTRA-TIEMPO's Pillow debut performing their evening-length work "joyUS justUS."