Celebrating 50 Years of Dance Theatre of Harlem | Promotional Video

by | Jul 7, 2019 | Promotional Video

I JUST gave Virginia Johnson and Anna Glass big hugs – Dance Theatre of Harlem arrived at Jacob’s Pillow!!!

Having Dance Theatre of Harlem at Jacob’s Pillow just feels right. 

They are celebrating 50 years. What an amazing accomplishment! 

We created this video many months ago, but I want to share it with you. This company has a warm place in my heart. I am always moved by their dancing.

Tonight I am watching their show in the Ted Shawn Theatre. They’re performing one of my favorite works by Christopher Wheeldon, This Bitter Earth.

It is pretty much full circle: I filmed the premiere of This Bitter Earth at Vail Dance Festival in 2012. Oh, how I love the small, but mighty, dance world!!

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.