Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2024

Social Tango Project

July 17-21, 2024 | Ted Shawn Theatre
Providing “a journey into the heart of Tango” (La Nación Newspaper), Social Tango Project offers a stunning interactive and immersive dance performance that blends movement and live music with cinematic documentary film projection, offering a colorful window into tango’s power to create and maintain social cohesion at times of political unrest.

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Social Tango Project; photo Paola Evelina

The School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Performance Ensemble

July 20, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
Performances by The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble provide an inside look at The School experience and feature repertoire created on the dancers by leading choreographers who serve as program faculty.

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Contemporary Program; photo by Becca Oviatt

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

July 24, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance presents a dynamic range of performances choreographed by faculty, Artists in Residence, and renowned choreographers, highlighting the talents of developing dancers in the program.

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July 24-28, 2024 | Ted Shawn Theatre
Famous across the globe for exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX conjures thrilling and family-friendly performances that move from humorous to athletic, sensual to physical, and dynamic to lyrical, always using props, bodies, costumes, and screen projections in new and unique ways, with eye-popping visuals and an extraordinary sense of fun.

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MOMIX; photo Max Pucciarello

Sekou McMiller & Friends

July 25, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
McMiller’s new work, inspired by the golden age of mambo at the Palladium nighclub in New York City during the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, brings together a wide collective of skilled dancers, musicians, and performers to create a masterful show that fuses music and dance while uniting interconnected cultures.

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Sekou and Friends at Jazz at Lincoln Center; photo Udo Salters

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.

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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

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.
Four dancers performing in an open air venue with trees behind them.
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.