Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis in 1916; photo courtesy 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 2014 concluded on Sunday, August 24, but there are still many ways to experience the Pillow. Click here to view clips from the 2014 season and explore past years.

Festival 2015 begins on June 20, 2015 with the Season Opening Gala. Sign up to receive Pillow updates on email or join us on Facebook. And keep dancing all year with Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive, housing archival and recent clips of Festival artists from the last eighty years.   


SEASON OPENING GALA  Performances by Carmen de Lavallade, Hong Kong Ballet, a premiere by choreographer Jessica Lang, and an exuberant dance party.

JUNE 18-22
THE HONG KONG BALLET  Opening the Festival with elegant contemporary style and music by Bach and Vivaldi in In Light and Shadow, Castrati, and A Room of Her Own.

JUNE 19-21
AS I REMEMBER IT  Venerable dance icon Carmen de Lavallade in the world premiere of her solo show, an unforgettable memoir about her life in dance.

JUNE 25-29
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT  Mercury Half-Life, to the music of Queen, and a new work inspired by the surreal world of illustrator Edward Gorey.

UNREAL HIP-HOP  Hip-hop's brightest stars astound and delight, featuring Decadancetheatre, Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, Storyboard P, and The Wondertwins.

JULY 2-6
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO  This audience favorite returns with a sensational program by top international choreographers Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, and Alejandro Cerrudo.

BLEU!  From Italy, the innovative movement-theatre company TPO presents Bleu!, a wondrous interactive undersea adventure for children (and grown-ups too).

JULY 9-13
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM  Ulysses Dove's breathtaking Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven anchors a dynamic program filled with variety and top-flight ballet.

MOSES(ES)  Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group takes us on a captivating and uplifting journey in dance, with music from klezmer to calypso and African-American spirituals.

JULY 16-20
BALLET 2014: PRINCIPALS AND SOLOISTS OF NEW YORK CITY BALLET  Principal Daniel Ulbricht leads a stellar ensemble of top ballet stars with dances by Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Millepied, and Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins.

JULY 16-27
DORRANCE DANCE  Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner Michelle Dorrance premieres a new tap show, merging percussive dance, hip-hop, and live music.

JULY 23-27
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP  Ingenious and joyful, this exclusive program features Festival Dance, A Wooden Tree, and Crosswalk, with live music by the Mark Morris Music Ensemble.

CIRCA in "S"  Bringing circus arts into the 21st century, these astonishing performers communicate the power of the human body through acrobatics, aerial work, and mind-bending feats of strength. Their new production "S" is sensual, sinuous, sophisticated, and spectacular..

DANCE HEGINBOTHAM and BROOKLYN RIDER  John Heginbotham's dances are full of invention. In Chalk and Soot, he combines forces with superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider, performing live.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET  Under the direction of Peter Boal, one of America's greatest ballet companies makes a rare appearance with David Dawson's A Million Kisses to My Skin Nacho Duato's Rassemblement,danced to the music of Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe, and the jazzy TAKE FIVE...More or Less.

STARDUST  The David Roussève/REALITY ensemble explores the world of a young, gay, African-American man through arresting choreography, video, and music by Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole.

AUGUST 13-16
COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA  From Brazil, choreographer Sonia Destri Lie brings an all-new program of contemporary hip-hop dances performed by her virtuosic and joyful company.

AUGUST 13-17
doug elkins choreography, etc.  Known for work that is humorous and heartwarming, delightfully intelligent dancemaker Doug Elkins returns with a merry band of dancers...and one vaudevillian clown. Hapless Bizarre offers a cheeky mash-up of physical comedy, dance, and romance while Mo(or)town/Redux explores Shakespearean themes of power, love, jealousy, and betrayal to a Motown-inspired soundtrack

A JAZZ HAPPENING  Students of the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob's Pillow win hearts in a swinging show of dance and live music, directed by Broadway's Chet Walker.

AUGUST 20-24
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET  For the final week of the Festival, the company delivers three stylish contemporary ballets. Over Glow by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo, Beautiful Mistake by Cayetano Soto, and The Heart(s)pace, a warm and exuberant work by Nicolo Fonte.

LEESAAR THE COMPANY  An inventive spectacle of dance and light, Grass and Jackals pushes physical and emotional boundaries and takes the audience to eccentrically beautiful places.

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