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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Concludes with World Premieres by MADBOOTS DANCE

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2015 CONCLUDES WITH TWO WORLD PREMIERES BY MADBOOTS DANCE, AUGUST 26-30 August 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) The all-male company MADBOOTS DANCE closes Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 with two powerful and poignant world premieres in the...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Culminates with the 90th Anniversary Kickoff of Martha Graham Dance Company, August 26-30

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL CULMINATES WITHTHE 90TH ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF OF MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, AUGUST 26-30August 25, 2015--(Becket, MA) The legendary Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) will kick off its 90th Anniversary year in a seven-show engagement at Jacob's Pillow's historic...

L.A. Dance Project Makes a Rare East Coast Appearance in its Jacob's Pillow Debut, August 19-22

L.A. DANCE PROJECT MAKES A RARE EAST COAST APPEARANCE IN ITS JACOB'S PILLOW DEBUT, AUGUST 19-22August 18, 2015 - (Becket, MA) L.A. Dance Project, an exuberant contemporary dance collective hailing from Los Angeles, makes a rare east coast appearance in...

2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winner Liz Gerring Returns To Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

2015 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AWARD WINNER LIZ GERRING RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL WITH GLACIER, AUGUST 19-23  August 16, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Liz Gerring, the 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner and artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance...

August 21: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Hosts Free Fun Friday Event

August 21: JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS FREE FUN FRIDAY EVENTHIGHLAND FOUNDATION'S FREE FUN FRIDAYS PROGRAM INVITES FAMILIES TO SPEND THE DAY AT THE PILLOWOn Friday, August 21, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will host free activities for the public in participation...

Contemporary Flamenco Company La Otra Orilla Performs World Premiere at Jacob's Pillow

MONTRÉAL-BASED CONTEMPORARY FLAMENCO COMPANY LA OTRA ORILLA PERFORMS WORLD PREMIERE AT JACOB'S PILLOW, AUGUST 12-16  August 6, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Returning to Jacob's Pillow after its popular 2013 U.S. debut, innovative flamenco company La Otra Orilla will perform the...

The Sarasota Ballet Kicks Off its 25th Anniversary Season with a Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Debut and a World Premiere

THE SARASOTA BALLET KICKS OFF ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH A JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL DEBUT AND A WORLD PREMIERE   August 6, 2015 - (Becket, MA) The Sarasota Ballet, acclaimed for their vitality, versatility, and elegance kicks off its...

Jacob's Pillow Hosts Festival Finale Celebration in Honor of Ella Baff

JACOB'S PILLOW HOSTS FESTIVAL FINALE CELEBRATION ON AUGUST 29IN HONOR OF EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ELLA BAFF'S FINAL SEASON In honor of Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff's final season, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival celebrates the close of its 83rd season...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Cuba-Based Malpaso Dance Company

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS CUBA-BASED MALPASO DANCE COMPANY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTURO O'FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE July 30, 2015 -- (Becket, Mass) A charismatic new force in contemporary dance, Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company comes to Jacob's Pillow...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Jessica Lang Dance in The Wanderer

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS TWO WEEK ENGAGEMENT OF JESSICA LANG DANCE IN THE WANDERER, JULY 29-AUGUST 9 July 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents The Return of Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet In Works By Robbins, Peck, Kobborg, and Wheeldon

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS  THE RETURN OF DANIEL ULBRICHT & STARS OF AMERICAN BALLET IN WORKS BY ROBBINS, PECK, KOBBORG, AND WHEELDON July 23, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following last season's popular BALLET 2014 engagement, New York City Ballet principal...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE FULL COMPANY U.S. DEBUT OF GAUTHIER DANCE//DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART, JULY 22-26  July 20, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, the dynamic resident contemporary dance company of the Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Germany, will...

Jacob's Pillow Presents the World Premiere of Daniil Simkin INTENSIO

JACOB'S PILLOW PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DANIIL SIMKIN'S INTENSIO; BALLET STANDOUTS PERFORM FOUR NEW CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSAT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 22-26July 16, 2015 -- (Becket, Mass) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the highly-anticipated world premiere of Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO,...

Company Wang Ramirez Performs Monchichi at Jacob's Pillow

  COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ PERFORMS MONCHICHI AT JACOB'S PILLOW MARKING THE COMPANY'S FESTIVAL DEBUT,  JULY 15-19 July 10, 2015 - (Becket, MA) In a much-anticipated Jacob's Pillow debut, Company Wang Ramirez presents a fusion of theatrical elements, contemporary, and hip-hop dance in...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents the Return of San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTSTHE RETURN OF SAN FRANCISCO-BASED ALONZO KING LINES BALLET IN THREE STUNNING WORKSJuly 10, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with bold new ideas for contemporary ballet July 15-19....

Ella Baff, Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director, Accepts New Position at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

ELLA BAFF, JACOB'S PILLOW EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR,ACCEPTS NEW POSITION AT THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATIONJuly 7, 2015- (Becket, MA) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces today that Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob's Pillow, has accepted a new...

Big Dance Theater Returns to Jacob's Pillow

BIG DANCE THEATER RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW WITH ALAN SMITHEE DIRECTED THIS PLAY: TRIPLE FEATURE, JULY 8-12July 4, 2015 -- (Becket, MA) Genre-fusing, deeply insightful, and searingly intelligent, Big Dance Theater returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with the evening-length work...

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2 RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL JULY 8 - 12July 3, 2015 -- (Becket, MA) Nederlands Dans Theater 2, the expertly skilled companion company to the venerable Nederlands Dans Theater, returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first...

Los Angeles-Based Contemporary Company BODYTRAFFIC Returns to Jacob's Pillow

LOS ANGELES-BASED CONTEMPORARY COMPANY BODYTRAFFIC RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 1 - 5June 30, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following a successful Pillow debut in 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC in the Doris...

Tap Sensation Dorrance Dance Returns with the Live Music of Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project

TAP SENSATION DORRANCE DANCE RETURNS WITH THE LIVE MUSIC OFTOSHI REAGON AND BIGLovely IN THE BLUES PROJECTAT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 1-5June 30, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following two sold-out engagements in both 2013 and 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance...

Jacob's Pillow Hosts its Annual Weekend OUT, July 1-5

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS ITS ANNUALWEEKEND OUT JULY 3 - 5Each season, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival celebrates its LGBTQ history,connections, and community with an annual Weekend OUT. In 2015, Weekend OUTwill take place Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July...

New York Theatre Ballet Brings Family-Friendly Ballet Cinderella to Jacob's Pillow

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET BRINGS FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALLET CINDERELLATO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JUNE 24-28June 19, 2015 - (Becket, Mass) Returning to Jacob's Pillow after back-to-back appearances in the Inside/Out performance series in 2007 and 2008, New York Theatre Ballet performs...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Opens with Elite Canadian Contemporary Elite Canadian Contemporary Ensemble Ballet BC

June 18, 2015--(Becket, MA) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28. Led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, former soloist of...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Hosts a Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Event for the Newly Expanded Blake's Barn

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS A GRAND REOPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING EVENT FOR THE NEWLY EXPANDED BLAKE'S BARN, HOME OF THE PILLOW'S EXTENSIVE DANCE ARCHIVESJune 11, 2015 - (Becket, MA) On June 23 at 5pm, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will celebrate the...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Hosts Morning Dance Classes

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS MORNING DANCE CLASSESOPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELSBEGINNING JUNE 8 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival kicks off the summer season by opening its historic grounds and studios to the community through morning dance classes beginning...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Kicks Off 2015 Season on June 13

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF 2015 SEASON ON JUNE 13;350 FREE & TICKETED DANCE PERFORMANCES, TALKS, CLASSES, EXHIBITS; LIVE MUSIC, WORLD PREMIERES, AND CO-COMMISSIONS; COMPANIES FROM CUBA, FRANCE, GERMANY, CANADA, THE NETHERLANDSMay 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim...

June 20: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Season Opening Gala

GALA PROGRAM INCLUDES MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, LIZ GERRING DANCE COMPANY, AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S DANIIL SIMKIN, AND NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S SARA MEARNS AND RUSSELL JANZENLIVE AUCTION FEATURING LUXURY TRIP FOR FOUR TO CUBA LED BY CHRISTIE'S AUCTIONEERJacob's Pillow Dance Festival...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTSTHREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOSTSTARRING IRA GLASS, HOST OF PUBLIC RADIO'S THIS AMERICAN LIFE, WITH DANCERS MONICA BILL BARNES AND ANNA BASSSPECIAL PRE - FESTIVAL EVENT JUNE 13 & 14 May 4, 2015 - (Becket, MA)...

Andrea Sholler Joins Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival as General Manager

ANDREA SHOLLER JOINS JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVALAS GENERAL MANAGERApril 29, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces today that Andrea Sholler, former Associate Director of The Tow Foundation and Executive Director of Dance Theater Workshop, will join the...

2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Goes to Artist Liz Gerring

2015 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AWARD GOES TO ARTIST LIZ GERRINGCHOREOGRAPHER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF LIZ GERRING DANCE COMPANYAWARD CARRIES $25,000 CASH PRIZE GERRING TO ACCEPT IN PERSON AT SEASON OPENING GALA JUNE 20 April 20, 2015 (Becket, MA) -- This year's Jacob's Pillow...

Adam H. Weinert, Jacob's Pillow Alumnus, Festival artist, and Research Fellow Brings the Works of Pillow Founder Ted Shawn to the Tate Modern in London, May 13-16

ADAM H. WEINERT,JACOB'S PILLOW ALUMNUS, FESTIVAL ARTIST, AND RESEARCH FELLOW,BRINGS THE WORKS OF PILLOW FOUNDER TED SHAWN TOTHE TATE MODERN IN LONDON, MAY 13-16 April 6, 2015- (Becket, MA) Dancer and choreographer Adam H. Weinert, an alumnus of The School at...

Chicago Auditions - Open Call Master Classes

CHICAGO AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW, WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTER AUDITIONS HELD FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1 The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions...

Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA Present KEIGWIN + COMPANY

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AND MASS MoCA PRESENT NEW YORK CITY-BASED CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE KEIGWIN + COMPANYAPRIL 11 AND 12 AT MASS MoCAFebruary 10, 2015 - (North Adams, MA) Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present KEIGWIN + COMPANY, April...

Los Angeles Dance Auditions - Open Call Master Class

LOS ANGELES DANCE AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW,  WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTER AUDITIONS HELD FEBRUARY 7-8The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions in Los...

New York City Dance Auditions - Open Call Master Class

NEW YORK CITY DANCE AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW, WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTERAUDITIONS HELD JANUARY 17-18, FEBRUARY 14-15, AND MARCH 21-22The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the...

Miami Dance Auditions: Open Call Auditions for The School at Jacob's Pillow

MIAMI DANCE AUDITIONS  OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW,  WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTERAUDITIONS HELD JANUARY 10-11The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions in Miami, Florida, for...

The School at Jacob's Pillow Announces 2015 Professional Advancement Programs

THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW ANNOUNCES2015 PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMSDIRECTED BY WORLD-RENOWNED CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCE ARTISTSNEW PROGRAM FOR 2015 --SOCIAL DANCES: JAZZ TO HIP-HOP December 22, 2014 (Becket, Mass.) --In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2015 Season

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASONLIVE MUSIC, WORLD PREMIERES, CO-COMMISSIONS; COMPANIES FROM CUBA, FRANCE, GERMANY, CANADA, THE NETHERLANDSMarch 31, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new...

Announcing Four Festival 2015 Companies and Expansion of the Pillow Archives Facility

FOLLOWING A RECORD-BREAKING 2014 FESTIVALJACOB'S PILLOW DANCE MOVES INTO A NEW SEASON ANNOUNCING FOUR FESTIVAL 2015 COMPANIES AND EXPANSION OF THE PILLOW ARCHIVES FACILITYNovember 20, 2014 - (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance and ticket sales of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance...

Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Informal Showing at Conte Community School

NOVEMBER 14: JACOB'S PILLOW CURRICULUM IN MOTION® INFORMAL SHARING AT CONTE COMMUNITY SCHOOLTHIRD GRADE STUDENTS LEARN MATH THROUGH MOVEMENTWhat: An Informal Sharing of the Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Residency at Conte Community School will take place this Friday, November 14 at...

Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award Goes to Alumna of The School at Jacob's Pillow

MARTHA HILL 2014 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD GOES TO MASSACHUSETTS NATIVE DANIELLE REINSTEINALUMNA OF THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOWOctober 28, 2014- (Becket, MA)The prestigious Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award will go to Danielle Robin Reinstein of Sudbury, Massachusetts, an alumna of...

Trey McIntyre Project to Give Final Performances at Jacob's Pillow

TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT TO GIVE FINAL PERFORMANCES AS A FULLTIME DANCE COMPANY AT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JUNE 25-29 June 6, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) A bold company with a strong Jacob's Pillow history including five engagements since 2005, Trey McIntyre Project will...

2014 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award to go to Contemporary Choreographer John Heginbotham

2014 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AWARD GOES TO CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHER JOHN HEGINBOTHAMAWARD CARRIES $25,000 CASH PRIZE HEGINBOTHAM TO ACCEPT IN PERSON AT SEASON OPENING GALA JUNE 14 May 26, 2014 (Becket, MA) -- This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a...

Jacob's Pillow Presents World Premiere of As I Remember It by Carmen de Lavallade

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2014 OPENS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AS I REMEMBER IT STARRING CARMEN DE LAVALLADE May 23, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Carmen de Lavallade's career as a dancer, choreographer, and stage and film actress spans more than six decades...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Present Final Farewell Performances of Trey McIntyre Project June 25-29, 2014

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL TO PRESENT FINAL FAREWELL PERFORMANCES OF TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT JUNE 25-29, 2014 January 6, 2014 - (Becket, MA) This June, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will host the final farewell performances of Trey McIntyre Project as a full-time...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the 2014 Season

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE 2014 SEASON 350 FREE & TICKETED DANCE PERFORMANCES, TALKS, CLASSES, EXHIBITS & COMPANIES FROM AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, ITALY & BEYOND JUNE 14 - AUGUST 24January 6, 2014 - (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance of...

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