Global Pillow | A Virtual Gala for Jacob’s Pillow
Jacob’s Pillow hosted a Virtual Gala on June 12th!
We celebrated Dormeshia, recipient of this year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, and we shared dance from around the globe, with performances by:
✨ Black Grace (New Zealand)
✨ Candoco Dance Company (UK)
✨ Companhia Urbana de Dança (Brazil)
✨ Germaine Acogny (Senegal)
✨ Hong Kong Ballet (Hong Kong)
✨ Nederlands Dans Theater (Netherlands)
✨ Nrityagram Dance Ensemble (India)
✨ Paris Opera Ballet (France)
I had so much fun editing the promo video, too👇
Global Pillow is a true tour around the world, hearing from artistic directors about how they’ve continued to create and keep dancing through the last year in a pandemic. Jacob’s Pillow usually invites multiple international companies to its stages during the Festival, so this was a beautiful way to stay connected with dance outside the U.S. while there are still travel restrictions.
I’m so proud of and thankful for my talented team for making such a wonderful program possible!! As usual, we ended the evening with a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Party. It’s so much fun to connect with the Pillow Community and dance it out, even on Zoom!!
Director: Pamela Tatge, Executive & Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow
Film Producer, Director & Editor: Nel Shelby
Co-Producer & Editor: Loren R. Robertson
Videographers: Christopher Duggan & Ashli Bickford
Motion Graphics: Ben Rich
Livestream Producer: Amber Schmiesing
Project Manager: Cherylynn Tsushima
Video Production Support: Mason Chapello, Sonia Bartolomeo, Sydney Samson, Taylor Hutchison & Erica Spizz
Leave a comment if you tune in! I’d love to hear what you enjoyed most about the event.
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.