Oct 31 - Nov 3
Taylor Stanley and Shamel Pitts
Residency: October 31 – November 3, 2021
Already a celebrated principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley joins a growing number of ballet stars who are pursuing new movement frontiers. Stanley came to the Pillow Lab in January 2021 with a team of artists including Lloyd Knight (Martha Graham Dance Company), Jacquelin Harris (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Allysen Hooks (Gallim Dance), and Ned Sturgis (Dušan Týnek Dance Theater) to develop a new Pillow-commissioned ensemble work by postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick.
Recent Pillow Lab artist and 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Shamel Pitts will also choreograph a Pillow-commissioned solo for Stanley within the same project. With an unpretentious movement style noted as being “elegantly forceful…calm, confident, divinely cool,” (Brian Seibert, The New York Times) Stanley is a natural fit for these exploratory contemporary ventures. This Pillow Lab residency will be a continuation from the artists’ 2021 Pillow Lab residency.
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Pillow Lab: Taylor Stanley + Shamel Pitts
At Perles Family Studio: Oct 31 - Nov 3