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.
In Hip Hop Across the Pillow
Play video PillowTalk: Hip Hop at 50
PillowTalk: Hip Hop at 50
The 50th anniversary of hip hop has focused new attention on this enduring culture and art movement, with a panel of illustrious artists on hand to explore it all.
Play video Post-Show Talk: Hip Hop Across the Pillow
Post-Show Talk: Hip Hop Across the Pillow
This Post-Show Talk features Rokafella, Kwikstep, Rodney Hill, Reyna Núñez, and d. Sabela grimes, moderated by Scholar-in-Residence Imani Kai Johnson. The talk took place on August 4, 2023 following a performance of “Hip Hop Across the Pillow.”
Play video Trailer: Hip Hop Across the Pillow Documentary
Trailer: Hip Hop Across the Pillow Documentary
Tune in to this special documentary looking back at “Hip Hop Across the Pillow,” a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of hip hop at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2023.