Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE

Ted Shawn Theatre | June 29–July 3
Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE has deeply moved audiences for over 30 years. “No major choreographer has worked harder to bring spiritual awareness to the human heart than Ronald K. Brown,” writes the Washington Post. “His dances concern our struggle to find love and connection, where compassion alone can ease the grueling physical journey of life.” 

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Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE; photo David Torrence.

Loni Landon Dance Project

The Great Lawn Tent | July 1–2
Two award-winning artists working together for the first time—choreographer Loni Landon and experimental harpist Mary Lattimore—bring to the Pillow’s outdoor stage a work originally created for the expansive Green-Wood historic cemetery in Brooklyn. Each performance will include the music of Lattimore’s harp performed by LEYA with new movement choreographed by Landon for seven up-and-coming dancers.

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Loni Landon Dance Project; photo Julie Drummond

BODYTRAFFIC

Henry J. Leir Stage | June 29–July 3
BODYTRAFFIC uses the creative spirit of its Los Angeles home to fulfill its mission of delivering performances that inspire audiences simply to love dance. Since its inception in 2007, the company has held its place at the forefront of the concert dance world.

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BODYTRAFFIC; Photo Tomasz Rossa

JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble

Henry J. Leir Stage | July 6
Making their Pillow debut, Los Angeles-based JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble digs deep into the movement in the music, celebrating jazz as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage.

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JazzAntiqua; photo George Simian

SW!NG OUT

Ted Shawn Theatre | July 6–10
Caleb Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to Jacob’s Pillow with SW!NG OUT, with live music by Eyal Vilner Big Band. Featuring a cast of 22 performers, including 12 dancers and 10 on the bandstand, Teicher conceived of this piece alongside their brain trust of collaborators: Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Macy Sullivan, and Eyal Vilner.

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Nathan Bugh and LaTasha Barnes in 'SW!NG OUT'; Photo Grace Kathryn Landefeld

Explore The Pillow

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

Dance With Us On Social

Three dancers are mid-leap on an outdoor stage.
A shirtless dancer wearing a bucket hat entwines his arms over his head against a black background. Other dancers are visible behind him.
A small red-haired girl holds a flower with her back to the camera. A smiling woman is looking down at her and smiling.
Two female dancers are in front of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The dancer on the left stands smiling at the camera and the dancer on the right is mid-leap with her arms extended back and leg extended forward.
Two ballet dancers pose outdoors with trees visible behind them. The female dancer on the left wears white and leans her torso and head towards the camera, while the male dancer wearing red on her right supports her.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
A male breakdancer holds himself up on his forearms with his legs in the air on an indoor stage. An audience is visible in the background.