Inside the Pillow Lab: Dancerly Intelligences
For this project, Jacob's Pillow hosted three artists at the intersections of dance and technology for the first ever Dancerly Intelligences residency. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Grisha Coleman is a time-based artist working in performance and experiential media. She’s used her time with Dancerly Intelligences to experiment with projections on various physical objects as she develops motion portraits of people overlooked by current motion capture efforts. Catie Cuan is a pioneer in the nascent field of ‘choreorobotics’. She used her residency to choreograph her part of an 8-hour robot duet. Andrew Schneider is an OBIE award-winning, Drama Desk nominated performer, writer, and interactive-electronics artist. He used his time at Jacob’s Pillow to explore impossible synchronicities in movement between two people and sound. INSIDE THE PILLOW LAB Dancerly Intelligences RESIDENCY DATES August 9 - 13, 2023 APPEARING IN FILM Grisha Coleman "THE MOVEMENT UNDERCOMMONS: Technology as Resistance | Future Archives" Music: Grisha Coleman, Val Jeanty Andrew Schneider "Exploring Impossible Synchronicities" Collaborator at Jacob's Pillow: Lisa Fagan Catie Cuan, PhD "Breathless: Catie and the Robot" is a collaboration between Catie Cuan, Ken Goldberg, and AUTO Lab for NS+ at National Sawdust Collaborators at Jacob's Pillow: Lisa Einstein, Wren Elhai Music: Viken Arman, Peter Van Straten, and Steve Reich Moderator: Sydney Skybetter NEL SHELBY PRODUCTIONS: Nel Shelby, Producer & Director Videographers: Mason Chapello, Taylor Hutchison, and Sydney Samson Production Assistants: Rachel Lambright and Meg Murphy Benjamin Richards, Graphic Animation Sonia Bartolomeo, Editor & Project Manager The 2023-2024 PILLOW LAB RECEIVES LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FROM: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation © 2023 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Inc.
In Inside the Pillow Lab
Play video Inside the Pillow Lab: Sonya Tayeh & Jenn Freeman
Inside the Pillow Lab: Sonya Tayeh & Jenn Freeman
"Is It Thursday Yet?" is a stimulating hybrid of theatricality and clinical analysis, a solo dance work with live musical accompaniment exploring autistic choreographer and dancer Jenn Freeman’s neurodivergent brain in motion.
Play video Inside the Pillow Lab: Rokafella and Kwikstep
Inside the Pillow Lab: Rokafella and Kwikstep
During this Pillow Lab residency, Kwikstep and Rokafella took time to look over their choreographic body of work to extract inspiring phrases and build a new duet that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.
Play video Inside the Pillow Lab: Mythili Prakash
Inside the Pillow Lab: Mythili Prakash
"She’s Auspicious" examines notions of femininity and purity through the paradox of the Hindu Goddess Devi, who is worshiped as powerful and auspicious, in contrast to the woman who is objectified and marginalized in society.
Play video Inside The Pillow Lab: Camille A. Brown
Inside The Pillow Lab: Camille A. Brown
Continuing her explorations of Black Joy, director and choreographer Camille A. Brown is creating a new work for her Company that launches queries into the possibilities of imagination—investigating the past to boldly reimagine it.
Play video Inside the Pillow Lab: Deborah Goffe/Scapegoat Garden
Inside the Pillow Lab: Deborah Goffe/Scapegoat Garden
Deborah Goffe came to the Pillow to develop "Liturgy|Order|Bridge," a work inspired by the communal embodiment in the Black church and the absurdity of Fellini's ecclesiastical fashion show.
Play video Inside the Pillow Lab: Faye Driscoll
Inside the Pillow Lab: Faye Driscoll
Go inside the development of Faye Driscoll’s newest work, "Weathering," a multi-sensory flesh sculpture made of bodies, sounds, scents, liquids, and objects.