Inside the Pillow Lab: Dorrance Dance

by Marypublished on June 23, 2021

Inside the Pillow Lab captures works in process by artists during their COVID-compliant residencies. The Pillow Lab, the Pillow’s year-round center for research and development, provides artists the crucial space and time in development, research, and technical stages of choreography-driven projects. 

Dorrance Dance returned to Jacob’s Pillow for two weeks at the end of 2020 to develop new choreography and music, celebrating their first in-person rehearsals together since March. Led by the artistic team of Michelle Dorrance, Josette Wiggan, and Nicholas Young, Dorrance Dance is one of the nation’s leading tap dance companies, exploring what is most thrilling, brilliant, and beautiful about tap dancing—that it is, at once, movement and music. 

Choreography by: Josette Wiggan-Freund, Nicholas Van Young

Artistic Director: Michelle Dorrance

Artists: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Christopher Broughton, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Donovan Dorrance, Michelle Dorrance, Jabu Graybeal, Luke Hickey, Rena Kinoshita, Aaron Marcellus, Carson Murphy, Gregory Richardson, Byron Tittle, Matthew “Megawatt” West, Joseph Wiggan, Josette Wiggan-Freund, Nicholas Van Young