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
In Virtual Commissions
Play video Dance We Must: Irene Rodríguez's "Following My Dream"
Dance We Must: Irene Rodríguez's "Following My Dream"
"Following My Dream" Performance and Choreography: Irene Rodríguez Music: Noel Gutiérrez Costume Design: Irene Rodríguez Editing: Ernesto Joven Produced & edited by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video rock is broken | A film to commemorate the Doris Duke Theatre
rock is broken | A film to commemorate the Doris Duke Theatre
"rock is broken" ↓ A film by: Liz Sargent Eiko Otake Minos Papas Directed by Liz Sargent Performed by Eiko Otake Produced by Pamela Tatge & Minos Papas Featuring music by David Harrington Cinematography & Editing: Minos Papas & Liz Sargent
Play video PROPHET: Learn Me, Led Me, Fed Me
PROPHET: Learn Me, Led Me, Fed Me
PROPHET: Learn Me, Led Me, Fed Me 7NMS + SiriusShapeShifters + M62Photography Commissioned by Jacob's Pillow. Associate Curator Melanie George
Play video swallowthemoon | A film by Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born
swallowthemoon | A film by Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born
"swallowthemoon" Created by Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born Commissioned by Jacob's Pillow Cinematography: Erica Spizz With support from Jeffrey Davis & Michael Miller. Special thanks to Sandra Burton & Williams College & gratitude to Umechi Born.
Play video Dance We Must: Jabu Graybeal's "Breezy"
Dance We Must: Jabu Graybeal's "Breezy"
Improvisation: Jabu Graybeal Music: Jabu Graybeal "Breezy" was commissioned by Jacob's Pillow and premiered in June 2020 for Dance We Must: A Virtual Benefit. Produced & edited by Nel Shelby Productions.
Play video Get the Lite: A Portrait of Chrybaby Cozie, pioneer of the Harlem-founded dance form litefeet
Get the Lite: A Portrait of Chrybaby Cozie, pioneer of the Harlem-founded dance form litefeet
"Get the Lite" is a portrait of Chrybaby Cozie, a pioneer of the Harlem-founded dance form litefeet. Chrybaby performs a solo on Harlem’s infamous Kingdome basketball court, which is widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of litefeet culture.