STILL | Francesca Harper + The School at Jacob's Pillow


Choreographed by Francesca Harper in collaboration with the dancers of the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow, "Still" is a dance film inspired by the courage of the civil rights movement. Set to an original score by Arcoiris Sandoval with artistic contributions by Nel Shelby Productions and Maleek Washington, the work deconstructs Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, fusing text and original movement into a compelling work reflecting on revolutions past and present. Harper describes "Still" as “a call to action,” going on to say “as the daughter of a civil rights lawyer I am inspired by our current political climate and all of the momentum, empathy, and courage I am witnessing through our collective efforts.” _____ Credits: "Still" was commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Concept, Direction, Choreography, Editing: Francesca Harper Assistant Choreography: Maleek Washington Film Supervision and Editing: Nel Shelby Productions Music Composition: Arcoiris Sandoval Text: Martin Luther King Jr. Choreography, Filming, and Vocals developed in collaboration with The School at Jacob’s Pillow 2020 Contemporary Program Alumni: Cristina Barretta, Emma Branson, Gloriana Dent, Patrick Gamble, Jada Rose German, Enoch Grubb, Alexander Haquia, Lounes Landri, Summer McNeill, Jordan Powell and Elijah Trevitt. Special thanks to Pamela Tatge and The School at Jacob’s Pillow 2020 Contemporary Program, Milton Myers, Didy Veldman, “J.R.” Glover, Kayla Banks and Fiona Scruggs. “Crooked places will be made straight.” An FHP Film in association with Nel Shelby Productions © 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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