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PillowTalk: CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Ana Maria Alvarez

Digital Screening | Debuts July 23

This impressive Cuban-American artist talks about her success in boldly traversing the worlds of social dance, political activism, community organizing, and art making.

PillowTalks are a curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers, and cultural experts. Moderated by Pillow Scholars, PillowTalks provide an opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into the field of dance. Hour-long PillowTalks take place on-site on Sundays at 3:30pm at Blake’s Barn (next to the Box Office), and are free and open to the public with advance registration. Recordings of online PillowTalks will be shared throughout the summer, premiering Fridays at 4pm.

The 2021 PillowTalk Series features conversations with Festival Artists like Ana Maria Alvarez, Artistic Director of CONTRA-TIEMPO, choreographer and founder of STREB Action Company, Elizabeth Streb; and former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine Wendy Perron. For the first time, the PillowTalk Series will feature two exclusively online talks: one with MacArthur Fellows Saidiya Hartman and Okwui Okpokwasili; and another with South African artist William Kentridge.


This is an online film presentation of a live event occurring at Jacob’s Pillow July 11. If you are interested in booking a ticket to attend this event in-person, please click here.

Event Dates
Friday, Jul 23

4:00 PM

Online Event:
PillowTalk: CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Ana Maria Alvarez

At jacobspillow.org: Jul 23