New Film Series:
Inside the Pillow Lab

Our online short films capture works in process by artists during their fall on-site residencies. Films screen on four Thursdays this fall, with live chat with the artists.

College Partnership Program

Join and shape the next generation of dance professionals! Become a Partner or renew your membership for the ‘20-’21 academic year.

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.

What's Next?

The world is changing, and the Pillow has plans — for new programs, artist collaborations, community events, and online screenings from our growing digital Archive. If you have not yet joined our E-News list, we hope you will.




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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