PillowTalk: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Berkshires
In celebration of the Berkshires’ new W.E.B. Du Bois Center for Freedom and Democracy, a panel of scholars will discuss the Du Bois legacy in Berkshire County. The panel includes Kerri Greenidge and Kendra Field (Co-founders of the African American Trail Project at Tufts University), and Brandon Terry (Assistant Professor of African & African-American Studies, Harvard University). 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: La Nijinska
PillowTalk: La Nijinska
Lynn Garafola’s new biography of Nijinsky’s sister portrays her as a groundbreaking choreographer with noteworthy Pillow connections, as Garafola explores in this talk and book signing. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video PillowTalk: “Studio/Theater” at MoMA
PillowTalk: “Studio/Theater” at MoMA
Yve Laris Cohen’s work intersects with both dance and the visual arts, and his upcoming show at The Museum of Modern Art will repurpose remains from the Doris Duke Theatre fire. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video PillowTalk: Liz Lerman's "Wicked Bodies"
PillowTalk: Liz Lerman's "Wicked Bodies"
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Liz Lerman discusses both her latest book and current performance work, exploring a world of old crones, shape-shifters, familiars, and imps. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video PillowTalk: Rooted Jazz Dance
PillowTalk: Rooted Jazz Dance
This provocative new book brings together jazz dance scholars, practitioners, choreographers, and educators from across America to examine the art form’s roots and how it’s taught.
Play video PillowTalk: Dancing the Core Curriculum
PillowTalk: Dancing the Core Curriculum
As co-founder of the Pillow’s venerable Curriculum in Motion® program, Celeste Miller reflects on how dance can be a meaningful part of every child’s education. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.