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All of these videos feature at least three women onstage—sometimes many more. The range of genres and styles represented remind us of how many different ways women can move together to create powerful dance works.

Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective

Black Dancing Bodies Project, 2022

Pillow audiences first saw this group as part of our 2021 “On the Road” series in neighboring towns, and they later participated in a Pillow Lab residency before making their official debut in the final week of the 2022 season.

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The New York Korean Performing Arts Center

Buchae-chum, 2022

While this company also includes men, the Buchae-chum (or fan dance) seen here is typically performed by a group of women.

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Rennie Harris Puremovement

Something To Do With Love- Volume One, 2009

Four men appear in other sections of this work, which Harris built on “the idea that relationships are meant to teach us about who we are and why we are here.”

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Making of Maps, 1995

This dance traces Shobana Jeyasingh’s personal journey, from her native India to her adopted home in London, where she has been a celebrated choreographer for more than 30 years.

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Nélida Tirado

Dime Quién Soy, 2022

Beginning its life as a solo at Joe’s Pub in New York City, this dance then developed into a group work during a Pillow Lab residency in 2021.

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New England Soul Line Dance Network

Soul Line Dance Party, 2021

In Soul Line dancing, all participants execute the same choreographed moves to R&B and hip-hop music—and they clearly have a good time doing it.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

"Prelude to Action" from Chronicle, 2019

This 1936 classic had not been seen for decades before it was reconstructed by former Graham dancer Sophie Maslow in 1994, though the dancers’ passionate performances transcend time.

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Sayat Nova Dance Company

"Groonger" from A Journey to Armenia, 2019

Also known as “Dance of the Cranes,” this work commemorates the cranes that served as messengers of hope during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, bringing much-awaited news from the homeland.

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Dorrance Dance

All Good Things Come to an End, 2018

The work seen here was partially created at the Pillow, and it involves a quartet of performers who were assembled especially for this project.

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Pilobolus

Warp & Weft, 2018

More than 40 years after the Pillow debut of Pilobolus, the company again made history with this work—its first-ever female trio.

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Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water, 2018

This work explores the concept of spiritual ascension through the 2nd century Indian board game known as Paramapadam, precursor to the classic Snakes & Ladders and the more commercialized Chutes & Ladders.

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LeeSaar The Company

Grass and Jackals, 2014

This truly international company began in Israel and later relocated to New York, with dancers from Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, the U.S., and Israel.

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Falling Angels, 2014

Not only is this dance by the influential Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián an all-female work, Hubbard Street first performed it as part of an all-Kylián program.

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Carte Blanche

Killer Pig, 2011

The Norwegian company Carte Blanche includes both male and female dancers, but choreographer Sharon Eyal uses all women for her Killer Pig, seen here in its U.S. premiere.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Chameleon, 2008

In this work, choreographer Itzik Galili employs five green chairs and five women identically dressed, with unison movement set to John Cage’s music.

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Buglisi/Foreman Dance

Requiem, 2003

Mirroring the Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet clip, here are five women dressed alike with five identical boxes, but a very different atmosphere and overall mood.

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Compañía María Pagés

La Tirana, 2003

In addition to María Pagés herself, among the four women spotlighted in this clip is Rocío Molina, who has since become a star in her own right.

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Dance: The Spirit of Cambodia

Reamker, 2001

This footage was captured from the wings of the Ted Shawn Theatre stage, offering an unusually intimate glimpse of these women in a dance that dates from the 16th century.

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The Pat Graney Company

Faith, 1992

Pat Graney’s all-female company presented this work during two successive seasons here—an extremely rare occurrence—after having received Pillow support in creating it.

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Urban Bush Women

Bitter Tongue, 1989

This video offers visual evidence of the Pillow’s transformational Splash series, a “festival within the festival” that employed all of the Pillow studios and laid the groundwork for the Doris Duke Theatre.

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Soaring, 1982

This 1920 work by Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey is a nod to the beginnings of American modern dance, created just over a decade before Shawn abandoned the Denishawn Company and established Jacob’s Pillow.

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