Pillow Lab Fall 2021

The Pillow Lab is a year-round incubator of new work that offers customizable residencies to support dance artists during crucial development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects. Explore the Fall 2021 cohort of Pillow Lab artists.

Pillow Lab: jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham

Residency: August 31 – September 10, 2021
Inside the Pillow Lab Screening: October 21, 2021 at 7pm Eastern

In the multi-year series Let ’im Move You, jumatatu m. poe and collaborator Jermone Donte Beacham distill decade-long research of J-Sette performance, a “high step” march popularized by the women’s majorette teams at historically Black colleges in the United States. They continued development at the Pillow Lab with new components of the project before embarking on a five-city tour.

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Pillow Lab: Indigenous Enterprise

Residency: October 6 – 16, 2021
Showing: October 16, 2021 at 2pm Eastern

Indigenous Enterprise is a Native American dance troupe consisting of champion dancers from what is currently called Canada and the United States. Its mission is to share the culture of Indigenous people and increase the understanding of Native identity through film, fashion, and dance.

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Pillow Lab: Taylor Stanley + Shamel Pitts

Residency: October 31 – November 3, 2021

This Pillow Lab residency will be a continuation from the artists’ 2021 Pillow Lab residency. 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. Recent Pillow Lab artist and 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Shamel Pitts will also choreograph a Pillow-commissioned solo for Stanley within the same project.

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Pillow Lab: Yve Laris Cohen

Residency: December 1 – 11, 2021
Showing: December 11, 2021 at 2pm Eastern

New York-based artist Yve Laris Cohen makes installations and performances that traverse the visual arts and dance. Exploring questions of labor and value, Laris Cohen’s work stages trauma and care, conflict and support, vulnerability and dependency.

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