Recommended: “Never Stand Still” on Great Performances Friday night

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgAn award-winning documentary on the influence and importance of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will broadcast on PBS Friday night.

Legendary dancers and choreographers appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still, directed by Ron Honsa. This documentary, filmed at the Pillow and narrated by Bill T. Jones, features performances by world-renowned artists interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and, okay, our favorite, rare archival footage.

We first saw “Never Stand Still,” and met the filmmakers at Dance Camera West where it won the “best of the festival” award.

Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, Nikojaj Hubbe, Suzanne Ferrell, Frederic Franklin all appear in the film. Bill T. Jones, using his wonderful baritone voice, narrates.

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Never Stand Still | PBS Great Performances | Friday July 26, 9 pm

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