Inside/Out is free and open to the public. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a relatively informal way, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance. The audience that attends Inside/Out comprises both dance aficionados who come to Jacob's Pillow on a regular basis and who are quite educated about dance, as well as newcomers to the art form. Inside/Out is attended by everyone from babies to elders--and sometimes a few dogs, too.
Inside/Out performances take place Wednesday through Saturday nights during the Festival season. The performances begin at 6:15pm and must be completed by 7:00pm. The duration of the artist's program is approximately 35 minutes, which must include all pauses and costume changes, and is followed by a brief question and answer session with the audience. As it is summertime, the performances take place in daylight.
The Inside/Out stage is 40' wide by 28' deep, with a slight rake. The plywood platform is quite good for dance, and it is covered with white Rosco flooring. Entrances are downstage left and upstage right with a crossover between the entrances. There is a small area for costume changes, which is underneath the stage and out of view of the audience. The stage is lit only by the natural light of the outdoors. As you see from the photographs, there are no wings, curtains, lights, or masking. There is a good sound system. The crew is made up of one staff production person to coordinate all technical needs and one operations intern to run sound during the performance. Please click here for additional technical specifications.
When the elements threaten, Inside/Out becomes "outside/in." One of the studio rehearsal spaces, approximately 35' wide by 25' deep, is reserved for the event, and chairs are set up for the audience.
Inside/Out artists receive a small honorarium and Jacob's Pillow provides meals in the Stone Dining Room (our resident cafeteria) and entry into the main-stage performances, when available. Jacob's Pillow does not provide transportation. All Inside/Out performances are videotaped for archival purposes. Artists are given a video copy of their performance, free of charge to use as they like, as long as they credit that the performances took place as part of Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
If you are interested in performing on Inside/Out in 2013, please send the items listed below by November 30.
- Work to be performed (no excerpts please) with running time--
electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to the email address
at the bottom of this page. If sending a DVD please see mailing address below.
- A short biography of the company
- A short biography of the Artistic Director
- The number of company members
- Any unusual technical needs
- A list of company repertory with running time.
Artists for the 2013 Inside/Out series have now been selected. Due to the high volume of submissions we cannot offer individual feedback on applications. Artists interested in submitting work for future consideration may continue to do so on a rolling basis by sending videos of complete works to the contact listed below.
Jacob's Pillow Dance
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223