Week 4 at Jacob’s Pillow featured Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 who brought phenomenal technique and beautiful musicality. In these Post-Show Talks, the choreographers discuss their relationship to music and how it inspired their works. Enjoy!!

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Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, and Choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams, in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Philip Szporer.

“I really don’t think about it. I just get into the studio and things magically fall into place musically… There is a big difference from being on the rhythm and being musical… otherwise, I just follow my instincts.”

Alejandro Cerrudo

Resident Choreographer, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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Choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams and Hubbard Street 2 Artistic Director Terence Marling in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Associate Archivist/Librarian Brittany Austin.

“A lot of the story was actually written around the specific tracks… It was important to use a mix of composition as well as covers, just conceptually… Mariko for me is set in a time and place in the near future… but we have these songs that are still with us, these records that are still with us… this would be my granddaughter going through my old records.”

Robyn Mineko Williams

Choreographer, Hubbard Street 2

Nel Shelby is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and 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 also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.