Jacob’s Pillow Launches Online Dance Interactive

March 28, 2011 – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Historic Landmark and recent recipient of a 2010 National Medal of Arts, today launches Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, an online video collection of dance highlights from 1937 through 2010. Aimed at expanding global audiences for dance, this new resource offers a curated selection of videos by artists who have performed at Jacob’s Pillow over the past seven decades. Dance Interactive features brief video clips ranging from 1930s footage of Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers to HD videos of 2010 performances by Australian contemporary company Lucy Guerin Inc, dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham, and Kuchipudi master Shantala Shivalingappa. The resource merges educational and entertaining features, including corresponding facts about the artists and a guessing game that allows users to test their dance knowledge. To experience Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, visit http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/.

 “Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive is about expanding audiences for dance. People often assume there is a ‘secret code’ to understanding dance performances; with this new resource anyone can dive in and interact with the content.  The performance clips are amazing, and you can explore freely on your own, have fun, and learn at the same time.  It’s an engaging and satisfying experience for anyone who is brand new to dance as well as veteran dance-goers,” comments Ella Baff, Jacob’s Pillow Executive and Artistic Director.