Adam Weinert’s Dance of the Ages at Jacob’s Pillow | A Short Dance Film
Last September, I spent a long weekend at Jacob’s Pillow filming a behind-the-scenes film of Adam Weinert’s reconstruction of Dance of the Ages, the iconic Ted Shawn piece.
Dance of the Ages debuted in 1938 (80 years ago!) and Weinert did a magnificent job bringing the historic performance back to life. The Pillow transformed itself to reflect the original production and design, so that guests could experience the dance as it was first performed all those decades ago. I felt like I was time-traveling. It was magical!
We’ve already shared with you the promo video we made for Adam Weinert and Jacob’s Pillow, and you’ve seen my Facebook Live with Abby Wood, the Pillow’s Marketing Director, about how special this performance was. Now, we’re finally able to share with you the short film we made!! Enjoy!!!
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.
Beautiful film, Nel! I love seeing Ted Shawn’s movement in the old films and the recreation.
Adam had been a student in the School the same summer that I was an intern. Wonderful to see what he’s doing and that his connection with the Pillow remains.
Hope you and your family are well! Xx
Thank you, Sarah! The Pillow really brings people together!!!