- Choreographing your own dance photos
- The essential dance portrait
- Action shots
- Photos for dance marketing
- Dance documentation
- The creation of fine art dance images
The Jacob's Pillow Experience
Lauded as "the dance center of the nation" (The New York Times) Jacob's Pillow offers workshop participants the chance to dive into the world of dance while in residence on the historic and bucolic campus, among an international community of artists and dance lovers.
- Attend Festival performances
- Work side by side with significant and emerging dance artists
- Attend Festival artist talks, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, and open rehearsals
- Follow your special interests in the Archives' rich resources of videos, historic films, photographs, and programs representing more than a century of dance.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:30-9:30am Early bird shoot assignment (optional)
8:00-9:00am Community Dance Class (optional)
9:30-11:00am Critique of photos, preparation for shoots
11:00am-12:15pm Workshop Session
1:30-5:00pm Shooting sessions, live rehearsals, and setups
6:15-7:00pm Attend Inside/Out performance
7:30-7:45pm Pre-Show Talk by Pillow Scholar (optional)
8:00-10:00pm Attend a Festival performance or edit photos in the lab
Attend Post-Show Talk (Thursday and Friday)
Social time in the Pillow Pub with dance artists, faculty, and staff
Personal editing time
Festival Finale celebration with artists (Saturday)
The Pillow has nurtured rich and fruitful relationships with dance photographers over eight decades, beginning in the 1930s with John Lindquist and continuing with John Van Lund in the 1940s and Jack Mitchell in the 1950s. The Archives at Jacob's Pillow houses tens of thousands of dance photos and negatives, including images by George Platt Lynes, Edward Weston, Barbara Morgan, and George Hoyningen-Huene. Annual exhibits showcase and give insight into dance and dance photography, and leading photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Philip Trager have discussed their work in public talks. In recent years, many renowned photographers have shot at the Pillow, including Rose Eichenbaum, Mike Van Sleen, Christopher Duggan and Toby Old. Each summer Jacob's Pillow also offers a 15-week internship in Photography.
This workshop officially begins Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 3PM.