NY Quadrille at the Joyce Theater | Performance Video

by | Oct 19, 2016 | Performance Video

The Joyce Theater Transformed

We just filmed NY Quadrille at The Joyce Theater. Based on a quadrille, an 18th century dance performed in a rectangular configuration and viewed from four sides, The Joyce constructed a special platform stage designed for viewing from four sides. Lar Lubovitch selected four different choreographers to create dance works to be seen on all four sides.

Now, we’re busy editing and packaging the footage for three of the choreographers –  Loni Landon, RoseAnne Spradlin and Pam Tanowitz. Take a look at RoseAnne Spradlin’s work, “X.”

RoseAnne Spradlin’s recent show during NY Quadrille, curated by Lar Lubovitch, at The Joyce Theater.

“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

It was a fun change of pace to film in the reconfigured space at The Joyce during these shows — and it was energizing and wonderful to kick off a NYC dance season filming such different choreographic voices.

My team and I feel blessed whenever we get to capture an artist’s vision. Be on the lookout for upcoming peeks into Loni and Pam’s work, too!!

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.