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. Editors Lindsay Guarino, Carlos R.A. Jones, and Wendy Oliver will be on hand along with contributor Melanie George. This PillowTalk was filmed at Jacob's Pillow on July 9, 2022. 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: Partnering with Mark Morris
PillowTalk: Partnering with Mark Morris
Executive Director Nancy Umanoff has been a key administrative partner to Mark Morris for four decades, and their teamwork continues in this freewheeling story hour.
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: 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: Envisioning a New Theater
PillowTalk: Envisioning a New Theater
Here’s a rare chance to meet Francine Houben of Mecanoo, the Dutch architect who is entrusted with creating a new Doris Duke Theatre to open in 2025, in conversation with Norton Owen.
Play video PillowTalk: Technology and Dance
PillowTalk: Technology and Dance
As the founder of Brown University’s Center for Research on Choreographic Interfaces, choreographer Sydney Skybetter talks with artists LROD and Toni Dove about how technology might impact dance’s future. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.