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Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

With "Biophony," Alonzo King LINES Ballet Delves Into Nature

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014 - Daniel Ulbricht/Ballet 2014

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

I photographed and filmed a lot of top-notch ballet this summer.

Natural Light Studio at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival - Year 2

Christopher Duggan | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

I can't believe I waited six years as festival photographer before starting to do something like this. It's so much fun. My Natural Light Studio is a space for creative exploration, and it's as much about what the dancers bring to the photo session as it is about what I bring to it.

Returning to Jacob's Pillow

Christopher Duggan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Every year, I am so excited to return to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, to photograph amazing dancers and festival life and settle back in to our cozy cabin in the Berkshires.

Photographing Wendy Whelan In Restless Creature

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.

The Men Dancers Stars Lubovitch, Askegard and Soto

Adria Rolnik | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival: Then and Now

Christopher Duggan | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

When the From the Horse's Mouth program was presented this summer, taking advantage of the connection to Ted Shawn's Men Dancers was a no-brainer.

Photographing the Joffrey Ballet

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

2012-09-04-Screenshot20120904at5.45.38PM.jpgIt's always exciting to photograph a world premiere.

Fäulein Maria Bids Adieu at Jacob's Pillow

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

The true craftsmanship of the work shines through as audiences open to ideas, perhaps uncomfortable, and are allowed the breathing room and encouragement that makes it OK to laugh.

Never Stand Still: A Jacob's Pillow Documentary

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Never Stand Still is a documentary about Jacob's Pillow, home of the longest-running international dance festival in the United States. Affectionately dubbed "The Pillow," this national historic landmark has a complex and fascinating history.

Photographing Dance in the Natural Light Studio

Christopher Duggan | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Christopher Duggan

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Jodi Melnick & David Neumann Premiere Their Profound "July" at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Debra Levine | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Whether by intention or accident, "July" augurs a return to, or perhaps a renewed version, of chivalry and respect between a man and a woman in the art form.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Receives National Medal of Arts

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

On a high after her White House visit, Ella Baff, executive and artistic director of Jacob's Pillow, told us how President Obama visited her in the Green Room prior to the ceremony.