Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017

Compañía Irene Rodríguez

The “intense, exacting” (The New York Times) performer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez is one of the most prominent figures in Cuban dance.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow Presents: A JAZZ HAPPENING

To commemorate our 85th Anniversary Season, Broadway’s Chet Walker presents numbers from The Last Scrapbook: The Jack Cole Story, a new musical conceived by him and Shaun McKenna, who is also writing the book and lyrics.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow Presents A Jazz Happening; photo by Christopher Duggan

The Washington Ballet

Newly led by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julie Kent, the Washington, DC-based company presents stunning technique, impressive range, and iconic contemporary works heralding the group’s “elegant new era” (Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post).

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Special Events

A Jazz Happening, an alumni reunion, an epic dance party, and more.

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

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“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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