Virtual Festival
July 7 – Aug 29

Free events this week:
Ballet Master Class with Virginia Johnson, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Families Dance Together, The Land on Which We Dance, and PillowTalk with Liz Lerman.

Watch: The Land on Which We Dance

Enjoy a newly-updated look at this 2019 celebration of song, dance, and storytelling by local Indigenous peoples and contemporary artists based in the U.S. and Canada.

Families Dance Together
Fridays at 3pm

Create simple dances from the comfort of your home in this intergenerational 45-minute movement class, designed for movers of all ages. Free — no special prep needed!


Master choreographer and visionary storyteller
receives the 2020 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

We Affirm:
Black Lives Matter

Jacob's Pillow commits to confronting the reality of racism in our country, and pledges to expand our previous efforts to confront implicit biases, to practice deep listening, and to hold ourselves accountable.




Intent on legitimizing dance in America as an honorable career for men, choreographer and dancer Ted Shawn founded Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.

Learn More About the Pillow’s History

“Thousands of people, of all ages, from across the United States and the world, have Jacob’s Pillow to thank for opening their horizons to dance.”

awarding Jacob’s Pillow with a 2010 National Medal of Arts

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers in Dance of the Ages, 1938. Photo: Shapiro Studios

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