PillowTalk: Celebrating Lourdes Lopez
After 10 years at the helm of Miami City Ballet, this former New York City Ballet principal reflects on the accomplishments of her past decade and what’s ahead, in conversation with Scholar-in-Residence Theresa Ruth Howard. This PillowTalk was filmed at Jacob's Pillow on August 27, 2022. Video by Nel Shelby Productions. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.
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.
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: 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: Celebrating Katherine Dunham
PillowTalk: Celebrating Katherine Dunham
As a part of Festival 2023, The School at Jacob’s Pillow revisited a 2002 program led by Reginald Yates and Katherine Dunham herself. The lasting impact of this dance legend is spotlighted in a panel discussion.
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.