Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and I have something in common. We like to look back at historical moments in dance and put our own twist on things. For our recent photo shoot together, we were inspired by images of Alvin Ailey dancers in Revelations that were made back in 1961 by John Lindquist at Jacob’s Pillow.
The 85th Anniversary season has come to an end, and I’m thrilled to share a collection of images I made of women leaders in dance throughout the festival.
I love working with brilliant artists who perform on the Pillow stages and teach in The School. Pillow artists I was able to collaborate with in creative portraits this summer include: Elisa Clark, James Whiteside and Cassandra Trenary, Catherine Cabeen, and Chloe Davis and Beatrice Capote.
I had an incredible time at Jacob’s Pillow making photos with Eiko Otake for her site-specific work, A Body at the Pillow. Her solo performance was a one day only event all around the historic Jacob’s Pillow grounds.
Over the last several weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors with the dancers in the contemporary and ballet programs. The School attracts top students from around the world – the contemporary program alone has dancers representing nine different countries!
Paul Taylor Dance Company returned to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2017 after many, many performances here since their Pillow debut in 1964. This year, four dancers from the company worked with me to make beautiful portraits.