Assistant Professor Gregory King Records Podcast for Acclaimed Jacob's Pillow Dance Organization
Assistant professor of dance Gregory King recently released a podcast recording for Jacob's Pillow.
“The Pillow” is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine) and Jacob's Pillow is “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov) and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times). It is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
In his podcast episode, King explores the work of Garth Fagan from his own perspective as a scholar and former cast member of Disney's Broadway hit, The Lion King, which Fagan choreographed. Topics range from what it means to be a Black dancer/choreographer for a (mostly) white audience, being Jamaican in a Eurocentric dance ecosystem, and the power of embodied recognition stemming from identical cultural origins.
To listen to King's podcast episode, visit https://pillowvoices.org/episodes/mic-check-on-modern-dance-jacobs-pillow-and-garth-fagan-LhTYN3I3
For more information about Jacob's Pillow, visit https://www.jacobspillow.org/about/