Festival 2021:
Onsite PillowTalks

PillowTalks are a curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers, and cultural experts. Hour-long PillowTalks take place on-site Sundays at 3:30pm at Blake’s Barn, with recordings available online later in the summer.

Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Grand Union with Wendy Perron

July 4

Remembered today as the “accidental anarchists of downtown dance,” this seminal 1970s performance group is chronicled in a new book by Wendy Perron, who will participate in a book signing after the talk.

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

July 11

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

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Curatorial Voices

July 18

Executive and Artistic Director Pamela Tatge joins new Pillow associate curators Melanie George and Ali Rosa-Salas in discussing how Festival 2021 came into being and the role of dance in a changing world.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Build Me a Theater

July 25

Ted Shawn’s instructions to architect Joseph Franz provide the title for an exhibition and this discussion of Pillow performance spaces, past and present.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Celebrating Warren Davis

August 1

This craftsman who provided the Ted Shawn Theatre’s immense beams was a local hero, a pioneering Black businessman connected with W.E.B. DuBois.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Dallas Black Dance Theatre

August 8

Revered as the oldest continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas, this versatile ensemble is making its long-awaited Pillow debut.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: The History of Jazz Dance

August 15

As a foremost tradition-bearer of Black American social dance, LaTasha Barnes places jazz dance in the context of House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, and Lindy Hop.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Elizabeth Streb

August 22

A true original in the performing arts, Streb discusses her concepts of extreme action, which challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility.

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Onsite Event:
PillowTalk: Ballet Coast to Coast

August 29

Mirroring the current performance program, this discussion recounts the 20th-century evolution of regional ballet and recent developments in the field.

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