Dance in Focus

Organizations like PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts in Catskill and Crows Nest in Cairo are serving as a home for new movements in the performing arts and transforming local economies and culture. They are also bringing great artists to our doorstep, and we invite you to meet a few of them.

To coincide with the performances of Adam H. Weinert’s MONUMENT, Hudson Hall puts a spotlight on contemporary American dance with two artist talks and a screening that celebrate the form.

These events are free and open to the public.

Choreographer Adam H. Weinert in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow’s Director of Preservation, Norton Owen
Sunday, July 16, 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion about the legacy of dance legend Ted Shawn, with choreographer Adam H. Weinert and Jacob’s Pillow’s Director of Preservation, Norton Owen. To be followed by a film screening of The Men Who Danced (30 minutes), about Ted Shawn and the all-male dance company that he founded. The documentary includes historic footage of the company from the 1930s, and the birth of Jacob’s Pillow.

Stephen Petronio in conversation with Ralph Lemon and Jimena Paz
Tuesday, July 18, 7pm

Join celebrated choreographer Stephen Petronio in conversation with Jimena Paz and National Medal of Arts awardee Ralph Lemon in the West Room of Hudson Hall on July 18 at 7pm.  Stephen, Ralph, and Jimena will share video and stories about their creative process and inspirations at Crows Nest, a new dance residency center established by Petronio in Cairo, NY.