PillowTalk: Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances
Paul Scolieri has written the first comprehensive biography of the Pillow’s legendary founder, and he discusses his groundbreaking research in this talk with Jacob's Pillow Scholar-In-Residence Maura Keefe. This PillowTalk was filmed at Jacob's Pillow on June 25, 2022 Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video PillowTalk: Documenting The Hustle
PillowTalk: Documenting The Hustle
Hustle experts Maria Torres, Abdiel Jacobsen, and the New York Public Library’s Cassie Mey demonstrate and discuss this under-appreciated dance style, explore its 1970s roots, and look to a more gender-neutral future. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
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 PillowTalk: When Dance Became Modern
PillowTalk: When Dance Became Modern
Neil Baldwin discusses his new Martha Graham biography, which Dance Magazine calls “challenging and satisfying,” and Oprah Daily considers a “stellar cultural history.”
Play video PillowTalk: Dance We Must
PillowTalk: Dance We Must
A lavishly illustrated new book documents this 2018 Williams College Museum of Art exhibition, while a Festival 2023 exhibition digs deeper into issues raised by costumes representing diverse cultures.
Play video PillowTalk: Dancerly Intelligences
PillowTalk: Dancerly Intelligences
Artists Grisha Coleman, Dr. Catie Cuan, and Andrew Schneider are working at the intersection of dance and technology. In this PillowTalk, the three artists ended their week-long Pillow residency with this exploration of their current projects.
Play video PillowTalk: Welcoming the World
PillowTalk: Welcoming the World
The three curators of the Festival 2023 exhibition “Welcoming the World” (Norton Owen, Tanisha Jones, and Hari Krishnan) reflect on the many international artists who have traveled here over the decades.