Video from Kyle Abraham’s Dearest Home during NY Quadrille, curated by Lar Lubovitch, at The Joyce Theater.

Kyle Abraham & John Jasperse | Video at The Joyce

by | Oct 25, 2018 | Performance Video

Filming NY Quadrille at The Joyce Theater

We love the dance community, and that’s why The Joyce is like a second home to the whole team!

Kicking off the fall season, we filmed two artists presented in NY Quadrille at The Joyce Theater.

Based on a quadrille, an 18th century dance performed in a rectangular configuration and viewed from multiple sides, The Joyce transforms its usual proscenium theater into a stage designed for viewing from two sides for this now-annual event.

Choreographer Lar Lubovitch selects four different dancemakers to show work in the transformed space.

In 2016, we filmed three of the choreographers’ work – Loni Landon, RoseAnne Spradlin and Pam Tanowitz. You can watch RoseAnne Spradlin’s work, “X” here!

This year, my team and I were back at NY Quadrille, grateful to be filming Kyle Abraham A.I.M. and John Jasperse Projects.

Video of John Jasperse’s Hinterland during NY Quadrille, curated by Lar Lubovitch, at The Joyce Theater.

My team and I love filming in the reconfigured space at The Joyce during these performances. It’s a nice change of pace and allows us to capture shows from angles that we might not usually get to film during other performances in the theater.

Kicking off the busy fall season filming such talented and differing choreographic voices makes our hearts happy. Feeling so very lucky to do what we do!!!

“Over the years, the Joyce Theater has acquired a reputation for playing it safe. But the two-week “NY Quadrille” festival has given the place and its regular audience a needed shake-up. Partly, the new perspective stems from a new configuration, with a platform stage planted in the middle of the theater so that half the audience faces the other half. More, it comes from the four choreographers chosen by the organizer.”

Brian Seibert

The New York Times

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Featured Photo: Tamisha Guy and Jeremy Jae Neal in Kyle Abraham’s Dearest Home by Paula Court.

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.