Whether you are a choreographer, dancer, figure painter, lover of archival images, or just “dance-curious”, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive is for you. They have collected film and video footage of human bodies in exquisite motion performing at Jacob’s Pillow from the late 1930’s to the present. You can really sense the trajectory of dance (and fashion and music) through the decades while watching these clips. Of note is the spectacular black and white footage of Ted Shawn’s male dancers performing Kinetic Molpai and the athleticism and grace of the dancers from Rennie Harris Puremovement (James “Cricket” Colter, Duane Lee Holland, Jr., Forrest “Getemgump” Webb) performing Rome and Jewels. So spice up that life drawing class and watch these dancers do their thing! There really is something here for everyone unless of course you’re looking for a “how-to” instructional dance video of the Macarena. In that case, well…you’ll have to look elsewhere.
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