Nel Shelby Productions

Nel Shelby Productions Movement Videography + Editing for Dance

The best way to promote dance is to make & share video. Our team of dance videographers, editors, directors and storytellers to collaborate and create the most beautiful, exciting and moving dance videos we can.

Nel Shelby Productions (NSP) is New York City’s premier source for dance videography, documentation services and live streaming. With extensive experience filming more than 600 dance events and performances in a variety of traditional theater settings and non-traditional performance venues, NSP works with each client to provide a custom experience tailored to the company’s needs. Fully equipped for single and multiple camera videography services, Nel and her crack team of videographers can offer their expertise from participating in preliminary brainstorming sessions to preparing the film for delivery to target audiences.

Operating as usual

S/O to @adoramarentals. We 💜 you!!!!
04/07/2021

S/O to @adoramarentals. We 💜 you!!!!

We 👏 Love 👏 Live-streaming!!!Our in-person livestream services include event set-up, testing, live-streaming with graphi...
04/07/2021

We 👏 Love 👏 Live-streaming!!!

Our in-person livestream services include event set-up, testing, live-streaming with graphics and credits and cross-promotion on our social media and email lists.

We also provide full production of live or pre-recorded virtual events with:

🎥 Editing all pre-recorded elements
🎥 A dedicated live switch team
🎥 Working directly with talent filming pre-recorded segments and those streaming live on-location
🎥 Coordination and design of onscreen graphics
🎥 Promo videos for pre-event
🎥 Consultation on run-of-show and programming

Next up? Ephrat Asherie Dance at The Joyce Theater!!!

Streaming on-demand Thursday, April 15 at 8pm ET through Wednesday, April 28 at 11:59pm ET. More details and tickets https://bit.ly/3wuB5ZZ

04/01/2021

Around this time last year I shared this video we made to promote Kimberly Bartosik's show at New York Live Arts .

In the caption I wrote, "It's a weird time right now but I hope this video brings a little joy into your life. Movement is healing."

It's still a weird time, but I'm feeling very hopeful. And yes, movement still heals. 💜

PS: I miss you, Kimberly Bartosik !!!

🎥: Kimberly Bartosik at New York Live Arts (Jan 2020)

Earlier this week we moved out of our office on 7th Avenue and 55th Street. We were there for 5 years!! So grateful for ...
03/31/2021

Earlier this week we moved out of our office on 7th Avenue and 55th Street.

We were there for 5 years!! So grateful for this space.

Sometimes we're forced to move on, and it's alright.

Feeling excited for the next chapter. 😊

📸: Caroline Haidet

03/29/2021

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Thinking about what we can share about our creative processes!

Have any question for us? Drop a comment or send a DM!! 🎥📸

03/26/2021

In early February, we live-streamed a virtual dance made by Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) participants, Yin Yue , and Taryn Vander Hoop.

We have been filming Dance Education Laboratory at @92ndstreety’s Movement Sentence Choir for years, and for the past seven, we’ve been live-streaming the event to reach an even bigger audience.

While we have live-streamed DEL's Movement Sentence Choir in years past, this year was the very first time the 3.5 hour workshop was held virtually, as well.

Based on the theme “come together and unite” and the movement sentence “flow, root, cut, connect,” the artists and dancers created a gorgeous, dynamic virtual dance, had one quick rehearsal and then we went live.

This dance film showcases the finished piece! 😊 Enjoy!!

More on my blog here → https://bit.ly/3bwHfRk

Excellence means more than showing up with the best equipment.As movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advanc...
03/25/2021

Excellence means more than showing up with the best equipment.

As movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advancement of dance as an art form and bring this passion to every project we take on.

We value collaboration, and we serve with kindness, knowing that the best projects are made of joy, not just deliverables.

Learn more → https://bit.ly/3cbxJmr

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

03/23/2021

Stop your scroll for the cutest thing you’ll see all day!

Here’s my 7 year old son, Jack, “auditioning” to be New York City Center host for #ABTLiveFromCityCenter. 😍

Don’t forget to grab tickets! Streaming tonight at 7pm ET. 👉 bit.ly/384GQD0

"Check out a performance by the American Ballet Theatre at the New York City Center. The program will feature the compan...
03/22/2021
Tour a Tenement and Celebrate Passover

"Check out a performance by the American Ballet Theatre at the New York City Center.

The program will feature the company’s dancers, including Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt and Patrick Frenette, in works by Alexei Ratmansky, a choreographer and the company’s artist in residence.

The prerecorded performance will include the world premiere of Ratmansky’s new work, “Bernstein in a Bubble,” which was created this year by artists in a quarantine bubble.

At intermission, there will be a conversation between Ratmansky and Linda Murray, the curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division and Archive of the Recorded Moving Image at the NYPL The New York Public Library.

Tickets to this event, presented by the American Ballet Theater, New York City Center and Nel Shelby Productions, are $25. The performance will be available for streaming through April 18 after the premiere."

When: March 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET
Get Tickets: NYCityCenter.org/ABT-Live-from-City-Center

via The New York Times

This week, stream a French film, watch a ballet performance and learn about restoring Earth’s oceans.

03/19/2021
Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)

While we have live-streamed Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y's Movement Sentence Choir in years past, this year was the very first time the 3.5 hour workshop was held virtually, as well.

I’m SO impressed with how much the DEL participants created with Yin Yue and Taryn Vander Hoop. Based on the theme “come together and unite” and the movement sentence “flow, root, cut, connect,” the artists and dancers created a gorgeous, dynamic virtual dance, had one quick rehearsal, then we went live!!!

Check out the final piece here.

#DanceForEveryChild #DELMSC2021

In February 2021, Artistic Director Yin Yue of YY Dance Company and Taryn Vander Hoop, Co-Founder of Summation Dance and DEL Facilitator led a virtual DEL Movement Sentence Choir with 60 participants.

Nel Shelby Productions live-streamed the workshop process and then made a 5-minute dance film which features the full work the participants made.

Tune in on Friday, March 19 at 1pm ET to enjoy this collaborative creative process inspired by Laban’s famous movement choirs and movement sentences. ✨

For more information on DEL, visit: www.danceedlab.com
📧 Sign up for DEL emails to stay in-the-know: bit.ly/381Nr18

Yay! Yay! Yay!Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) is premiering a dance film we made today at 1pm ET!! 🎉Back in February, w...
03/19/2021

Yay! Yay! Yay!

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) is premiering a dance film we made today at 1pm ET!! 🎉

Back in February, we live-streamed DEL at 92nd Street Y's Movement Sentence Choir. Yin Yue (YY Dance Company ) and Taryn Vander Hoop (Summation Dance) led the workshop, and I was SO impressed with how much the participants were able to create within the 3.5 hours, especially given that this was DEL's first-ever fully-virtual Movement Sentence Choir!

Based on the theme “come together and unite” and the movement sentence “flow, root, cut, connect,” the artists and dancers created a gorgeous, dynamic virtual dance, and had one quick rehearsal before we went live.

Check out the final product (spoiler alert: it's beautiful 😍!!!) on Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) 's page today at 1pm ET.

📸: Filming DEL's Feb 2020 Movement Sentence Choir; photo Cherylynn Tsushima

As you probably know by now, Nel Shelby Productions is a proud partner of Dance NYC. We’ve worked with Dance/NYC to film...
03/18/2021

As you probably know by now, Nel Shelby Productions is a proud partner of Dance NYC. We’ve worked with Dance/NYC to film and share past Symposium sessions and promote the conference through video.

This year, Dance/NYC’s Virtual 2021 Symposium will focus on reimagining the dance ecology with emphasis on advancing justice, civic engagement, and the whole dance worker.

The goal of the event is to invite participants to investigate topics of decolonizing dance education, community organizing and social change, governmental advocacy, among others, in the context of a global health crisis and the social justice uprisings of 2020.

I'm really excited to present at the Symposium this Saturday, March 20 at 1pm ET.

My presentation is an hour and a half and will focus on tools for digital programming like:
👉 preparing a run of show
👉 timelines for virtual productions/livestreams
👉 what to consider budget-wise
👉 how to get music rights
👉 when to pre-record vs. livestream
👉 how to figure out your ideal audience
and more!

Send me a DM if you're attending this year's Symposium!!

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

Last week, Christopher Duggan Dance Photos  on location at Jacob's Pillow  documenting Neli Tirado's Pillow Lab process ...
03/17/2021

Last week, Christopher Duggan Dance Photos on location at Jacob's Pillow documenting Neli Tirado's Pillow Lab process and residency.

Tap on our Stories to see a little behind-the-scenes of his time with these incredible artists!

PS: Don't forget to RSVP to Inside the Pillow Lab with Nélida Tirado on April 15 at 7pm ET. → bit.ly/ITPL-NelidaTirado

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

The countdown is on!!!Exactly ONE WEEK until the premiere of American Ballet Theatre  LIVE from New York City Center : a...
03/16/2021

The countdown is on!!!

Exactly ONE WEEK until the premiere of American Ballet Theatre LIVE from New York City Center : a Alexei Ratmansky celebration! 👏👏👏

Premiering next Tuesday, March 23 at 7pm ET and available on-demand through April 18, watch 4 works by Alexei Ratmansky: ⁠

✨ Seven Sonatas Suite⁠
✨ The Sleeping Beauty⁠
✨ The Seasons ⁠
✨ Bernstein in a Bubble, a World Premiere ballet!!⁠

Get digital access here! → https://bit.ly/384GQD0

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

03/15/2021
Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)

Join us for a Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Movement Sentence Choir Watch Party! 🎉

My team edited together a beautiful dance film from the virtual workshop's livestream which happened back in early February.

Use this post to set a reminder for yourself!! 📆 Friday, March 19 at 1pm!!

In February 2021, Artistic Director Yin Yue of YY Dance Company and Taryn Vander Hoop, Co-Founder of Summation Dance and DEL Facilitator led a virtual DEL Movement Sentence Choir with 60 participants.

Nel Shelby Productions live-streamed the workshop process and then made a 5-minute dance film which features the full work the participants made.

Tune in on Friday, March 19 at 1pm ET to enjoy this collaborative creative process inspired by Laban’s famous movement choirs and movement sentences. ✨

For more information on DEL, visit: www.danceedlab.com
📧 Sign up for DEL emails to stay in-the-know: bit.ly/381Nr18

03/11/2021
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A few weeks ago, I was filming at New York City Center.

I had our Producer on FaceTime, collaborators on Zoom, I had an N95 mask on, my team on location, the Artistic Director near me at a table six feet away, dancers on the stage, and the stage manager on intercom in my ear.

I love that energy and collaboration, and WOW has it changed!!

Someone on my team said, “This is our new normal way of working.”

Pre-pandemic, we would watch a dress rehearsal. On show day, we'd show up 1.5 hours before curtain, set up our cameras, get a sound check, check through all of the settings on the camera, talk to the choreographer, and then film the show.

At the time, it didn't always feel simple, but it was our "normal."

Now, we are navigating so much more!! 🤩

I sent out an email about this to my newsletter list last week. As a Video Production Company, we often share wonderful videos so you can be in-the-know of what's happening in the dance world, but we also believe that the INNER WORK is really the key to creating fulfilling and quality work.

💌 Get on NSP's email list if you're not already!! → bit.ly/NSP-EMAILS

📱: behind-the-scenes consulting with the genius that is Alexei Ratmansky for #ABTLiveFromCityCenter; captured by Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

American Ballet Theatre + Alexei Ratmansky + New York City Center = SWOON!! 😍😍😍Seriously. I'm feeling so blessed to work...
03/10/2021

American Ballet Theatre + Alexei Ratmansky + New York City Center = SWOON!! 😍😍😍

Seriously. I'm feeling so blessed to work with the best of the best of the best!

Grab tickets for a virtual night at the ballet filmed by us, LIVE on City Center's stage. The show premieres on March 23 at 7pm ET, with the opportunity to view on-demand through April 18. → https://bit.ly/384GQD0

📸: Isabella Boylston & James Whiteside; photo Christopher Duggan Dance Photos // #ABTLiveFromCityCenter

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? 😍Christopher Duggan captured this today. He’s at Jacob’s Pillow for the next w...
03/10/2021

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? 😍

Christopher Duggan captured this today. He’s at Jacob’s Pillow for the next week documenting Nélida Tirado’s Pillow Lab!!

The premiere happens April 15 at 7pm ET.

RSVP here for a reminder (it’s free to watch)!! 👉 bit.ly/ITPL-NelidaTirado

03/09/2021

In October of 2020, Jacob's Pillow released this short film we made with The Francesca Harper Project and the Contemporary Students of The School at Jacob's Pillow.

While this wasn't the first time I have worked with Francesca (the first time I saw and filmed her work was at Jacob’s Pillow in 2001!! 😍), we really bonded as artists in making this film together.

We spent a lot of time speaking about what Francesca's overall vision for this film was and how to convey the story she wanted to tell. She’s a really thoughtful artist and I appreciate what she creates and the energy and care she brings to her work.

I'm re-sharing this film, not just because I love how it turned out, but because I'm feeling full of gratitude... today I teach my first Virtual Filmmaking workshop for Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y with Francesca!!

🎥: 'Still' is a dance film inspired by the courage of the Civil Rights Movement; choreography by Francesca Harper; danced by Contemporary Students at The School at Jacob's Pillow; commissioned and co-produced by Jacob's Pillow; filmed and edited by Nel Shelby and Ashli Bickford for Nel Shelby Productions

03/05/2021
Docu-Series

Catch up on the docu-series we're producing with @jacobspillow and a select group of artists while in their residencies in the Pillow Lab:

🎬 Shamel Pitts / TRIBE - Multidisciplinary Visual Performances
🎬 A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
🎬 Emily Johnson/Catalyst
🎬 Dorrance Dance
🎬 Taylor Stanley
🎬 Brian Brooks

Watch here https://bit.ly/3bwHfRk

03/04/2021

Yay!!! We're producing #ABTLiveFromCityCenter with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Center ! ✨

Premiering Mar 23 at 7pm ET and available on-demand through Apr 18, watch 4 works by Alexei Ratmansky :

✨ Seven Sonatas Suite
✨ The Sleeping Beauty
✨ The Seasons
✨ Bernstein in a Bubble, a World Premiere ballet!!

I have this balance in my mind between complete and utter gratitude for being able to work during this time to complete ...
03/04/2021

I have this balance in my mind between complete and utter gratitude for being able to work during this time to complete overwhelm in navigating all the technology and ways that we need to work virtually and safely while we're on location.

I used to think: 'If every pillow is in its place, all clothes put away and I am quietly reading, then life is perfect.'

Basically, a "messy" life was not perfect. I have always aspired to feel peace.

In fact this year when my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday, I said “peace!!" 😂

During this incredibly unique time I have continued to see that life is not about trying to find the right order of things; it's about finding peace even when there isn't a sense of order.

Life is messy, life is chaotic, but it can still be peaceful. Instead of wishing for different circumstances, we can strive to feel inner peace.

So excited to be producing American Ballet Theatre Live from New York City Center: A Ratmansky Celebration!!!Grab ticket...
03/03/2021
Alexei Ratmansky: From Hibernation to Bubble Bernstein

So excited to be producing American Ballet Theatre Live from New York City Center: A Ratmansky Celebration!!!

Grab tickets → http://bit.ly/384GQD0

One of the busiest choreographers in ballet is back in the studio, thanks to bubble protocols. “For what I do, and for the language I use, the stage is needed,” Ratmansky said.

03/03/2021
Christopher Duggan Photography

Best husband, ever!!! ❤️

The luckiest day of my life was when I met Nel.

Meeting her and sharing our life has taken me places I never knew I’d go.

Happy birthday, Nel Shelby! May the year ahead bring even more joy, laughter, freedom and free time! ❤️

Come explore virtual filmmaking with and Francesca Harper!!On March 9, we're leading a 3-hour interactive workshop for D...
03/03/2021

Come explore virtual filmmaking with and Francesca Harper!!

On March 9, we're leading a 3-hour interactive workshop for Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y that will help you think through all aspects of making a dance film on Zoom and with your smart phone.

Our number one goal with this workshop is to help dance artists and dance educators open up their minds to what is possible in our digital world.

Learn new skills to enhance your dance filmmaking. Register here → bit.ly/3cXk03z

02/26/2021
City Center

This weekend is your last chance to watch the New York City Center 's encore presentation of commissions and performances by Kyle Abraham and Calvin Royal III, Dormeshia, and Jamar Roberts!!!

We produced Fall for Dance in collaboration with New York City Center in October of 2020. These performance encores will be available to watch for FREE during the entire month of February.

Catch the replay here → https://bit.ly/3p5Wu6K

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos ; video production for these performances by Nel Shelby Productions

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Fully equipped for single and multiple camera video services, our team of dance videographers offers everything from brainstorming what your video should include to prepping the final edit for sharing online.

In addition to filming performances, we capture interviews, auditions, fundraising videos and promotional reels. Our dance documentary PS DANCE! was nominated for a New York Emmy!! We can even live-stream dance events online or at exclusive venues.

Excellence means more than showing up with the best equipment. As movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advancement of dance as an art form and bring this passion to every project we take on. We value collaboration with our clients and internally as a creative team. And we serve with kindness, knowing that the best projects are made of joy, not just deliverables.

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Beautiful video for the Jacob's Pillow 85th anniversary, Nel! Whatcha got cookin' next?