The Hong Kong Ballet at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival by Christopher Duggan

The Hong Kong Ballet by Christopher Duggan

What a wonderful week one at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival!! We’re uploading footage of the Pillow’s awesome and illuminating post-show talks each week, and I’m going to share them with you here. Learn more about these dance companies and see some highlights from their performances edited into the post-show footage!

Nel Shelby Production’s Ashli Bickford filled in for me while I was in New York City earlier during opening week, focusing on my documentary, Where Women Don’t Dance, and she had such a blast as videographer. My Pillow team filmed The Hong Kong Ballet and it looks just gorgeous.

Carmen de Lavallade at Jacob's Pillow Dance by Christopher DugganCarmen de Lavallade by Christopher Duggan; see more of his first week photos on his blog

I jumped in at the end of the week and filmed As I Remember It, a program by Carmen de Lavallade. I loved every moment of filming this dance performance…I almost felt like I went into another world, time stopped and I was enthralled by Ms. de Lavallade’s life. Pretty excited that Meryl Streep was in the house watching, even though I did not spot her!!

Christopher Duggan and Nel Shelby are a Manhattan-based husband and wife team, making photos & video with dance artists every summer at Jacob’s Pillow.