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
The New York Korean Performing Arts Center
While this company also includes men, the Buchae-chum (or fan dance) seen here is typically performed by a group of women.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
In this work, choreographer Itzik Galili employs five green chairs and five women identically dressed, with unison movement set to John Cage’s music.
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.
Dance: The Spirit of Cambodia
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.
The Pat Graney Company
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.
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.
Caleb Teicher and Company with Conrad Tao, Sara Mearns and Honji Wang, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Mark Morris Dance Group + 11 others
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
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.