Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis in 1916; photo Franklin Price Knott Aspen Santa Fe Ballet; photo Rosalie O'Connor
Ted Shawn Theatre; photo Christopher Duggan
Photo Ben Rudick Photo Marta Fodor
Photo Christopher Duggan
Festival 2016 Preview
Four Festival 2016 companies are announced; read more.

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 will take place June 18 through August 28. Tickets go on sale to Members beginning in January, and open to the public April 1. Until then, you can enjoy dance all year long through Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive.

Festival 2016 will include dance companies from around the world, live music, world premieres, ballet, tap, contemporary dance, hip-hop, and more. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, German company Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, tap dance stars Dorrance Dance, and Compagnie Herve KOUBI from France, will perform. 

The full season lineup will be announced in December 2015.


A National Historic Landmark and National Medal of Arts recipient, Jacob's Pillow is home to America's longest running dance festival, located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Each year thousands of people from around the world visit the Festival to experience more than 50 dance companies and 350 ticketed and free performances, talks, and events. Dancers train at The School at Jacob's Pillow, visitors explore the Pillow's rare and extensive dance Archives; and anyone can take part in more than 200 free events and offerings designed to engage audiences of all ages.

We invite you to explore, enjoy, and experience dance--whether you are a longtime aficionado or a newcomer to this great art form. Sign up to receive Pillow updates on email or join us on Facebook.