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.
I’m excited to share more tap images from Jacob’s Pillow – this time switching focus from the performing artists onstage to the students at The School at Jacob’s Pillow’s tap program. The tap program was led by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Michelle Dorrance.
TIRELESS: A Tap Dance Experience brought incredibly talented and passionate tap dancers from around the globe to Jacob’s Pillow. Michelle Dorrance of Dorrance Dance curated and initiated this program at the Pillow in collaboration with Director Pamela Tatge. Dorrance invited Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Jumaane Taylor and M.A.D.D. Rhythms of Chicago, Joe Orrach of San Francisco, and Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles to the show to share their magic.
It’s finally here!! The 85th season of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is off to a wonderful start. I had the pleasure of photographing the world-renowned Pilobolus to open the Festival’s 85th season. The Pillow commissioned Pilobolus to create a piece specifically for the Inside/Out stage for the first official night of the festival.
Last week, I photographed Dance Against Cancer’s 2017 performance. This was the charity’s 7th Annual Event. I have photographed this event several times now, and every time I do, I am deeply humbled and full of gratitude to work with such kind-hearted people.