March 20, 2017 – (Becket, MA) – Jacob’s Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. Contributing scholars include The New York Times dance critic Brian Seibert on Tap; Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence and contemporary dance historian Maura Keefe on Women in Dance; and dancer, dance historian, and scholar John Perpener on Dance of the African Diaspora. This expansion was designed by Barrel, project managed by Jennifer Edwards, and made possible with generous support from the Media Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive allows us to bring our stages to people across the globe,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “This new expansion highlights the depth and breadth of the Archives and offers a significant contribution to the dance field.”
“Many months of research, planning, writing, design, and implementation have been invested in getting
us to this point,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director of Preservation Norton Owen. “We have long wanted to
make the experience of exploring our resources more available to anyone anywhere at any time, and
we’re enormously excited to now share the results of these efforts.”
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