Never Stand Still

74 MINS2012DocumentariesTVG
director
Ron Honsa
starring
Jacob's PillowBill T. JonesMarge ChampionMerce CunninghamSuzanne FarrellDiane FerlatteFrederic FranklinJoanna HaigoodAnna-Marie HolmesNikolaj HübbeBill ErwinJudith JamisonJomar MesquitaMark MorrisGideon ObarzanekJens RosénShantala ShivalingappaPaul TaylorLinda TilleryRasta Thomas
Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage. Founded in the 1930s by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn on a farm in the Berkshires, today the Pillow is an idyllic mecca for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance in all its forms – from ballet to jazz to contemporary – is studied, created, performed and celebrated.