In the Crook of the Elbow

Fri, Apr 8 7:30pm

In the Crook of the Elbow asks the question “What is dance if not joy?”

Choreographer and poet Gillian Ebersole joins with dancer Shannon Nulf to explore the intersection of movement, spoken word, and embodied delight.

Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Denver, Colorado, Gillian Ebersole is a dancer and choreographer, as well as a poet, dance critic, and researcher. Gillian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a dual degree in Dance and English. Performed on stages in Los Angeles, Denver, and Paris, Gillian’s choreographic work merges a love for language and for movement. Gillian trained with Denver contemporary dance company Wonderbound, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, Whyteberg, Gibney, and Bill T. Jones. Drawn to the communal embodied experience, Gillian is a certified yoga instructor and has taught both dance and yoga in studios and community spaces. Gillian is a Teaching Artist Fellow as part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Youth Development program and on the Modern Dance staff at Berkshire Pulse. Currently, Gillian works for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as the Marketing Coordinator for Community Engagement and The School. In free time, Gillian loves to write and publish poetry, drink Earl Grey tea, and take photos of sunsets.

Shannon Nulf is a movement artist slash administration nerd whose work reflects her commitment to human connection and community building. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Dance, with minors in Movement Science and Performing Arts Management, Shannon spent her time pursuing her degree as a dedicated community member and attentive mover. She has worked with artists Urban Bush Women, Rosie Herrera, and Joel Valentin-Martinez, Umich Faculty Missy Beck and Charli Brissey, and MFA candidates Fabiola Torralba, Sydney Schiff, Kelly Hirina, Jen Peters, and Melissa Brading. She loves working collaboratively with others to produce dreamy, dynamic movement pieces, and recently performed and choreographed her latest work, filled with ______ and fingerprint resistant. Currently, she is working at Jacob’s Pillow as a Community Engagement Fellow and rehearsing and creating work locally in the Berkshires.


Tickets: General Admission – $18 ($20 at-the-door)

Seating/ Bar: 6:00 PM

This event is indoors.

COVID-19 Guidelines: All guests must wear a mask when not actively eating and drinking/ provide proof of vaccination at-the-door.