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Inside Jacobs Pillow, Where The World Comes To Dance

Michael Levin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

Jacobs Pillow is America's most beloved home for dance of all kinds - modern, classical, international, and everything in between. Don't just take my...

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.

Modern-Day Intimacy in Post:Ballet Six-Pack

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is a big year for Robert Dekkers. He has always juggled his roles as dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of his own small but highly visible company with seemingly superhuman energy.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Living in the Present

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

When I became aware that Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa had choreographed an acclaimed ballet to Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, I was determined to meet her.

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.

Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight.

Jacob's Pillow Dance: Looking Forward To Summer 2014

Christopher Duggan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Every June, my wife, dance videographer Nel Shelby, and I move back into our cabin in the Berkshires to spend the summer filming and photographing the incredible artists who perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

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.

Wendy Whelan - A National Treasure

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Ella Baff introduced her before every performance as a National Treasure, and that's the perfect description. There's a reason she's a superstar. She is just captivating.

Favorite Photos From Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2013

Christopher Duggan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

You all know by now that Inside/Out -- the outdoor festival stage at Jacob's Pillow -- is my absolute favorite place to photograph dancers. The Pillow's outdoor stage is magical. The trees, the mountains, the sky. Everything is perfect -- as long as the weather cooperates.

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.

Working Women at The Joyce Theater

Christopher Duggan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

The Joyce Theater's Working Women performances were so cool, because I know all the talented women involved. I have histories with them, and working at this dance performance was just like photographing my friends.

Dance Artist Portraits in my Natural Light Studio at Jacob's Pillow

Christopher Duggan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Kassandra Cruz and Alonso Guzman I had been dreaming for a few seasons about making portraits of the incredible dancers, choreographers and artists ...

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.

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.

National Museum Of Dance: Art In The Foyer 2012

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Christopher Duggan

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Australian Dance Company Chunky Move Featured in Mass MoCA + Jacob's Pillow Collaboration

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

In a conversation with choreographer and director of Chunky Move Gideon Obarzanek, we spoke about Connected, a contemporary dance and moving sculptural work and living exhibit.

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.

American Master Choreographer Jack Cole Feted at Jacob's Pillow

Debra Levine | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

A top-gun choreographer in his time -- feared, respected, and awed -- Cole's enormous contribution is puzzlingly little known, even inside the dance world.