Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016
Bereishit Dance Company
In their Pillow debut, this contemporary dance company from Seoul, South Korea merges the control and full-body excitement of break dance with sleek artistry and urban cool.Buy Tickets
Fast-paced footwork, explosive drumming, whirling lasso boleadoras — this thrilling display of dance and music celebrates the unique traditions of the South American cowboy.Buy Tickets
Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Back after a sold-out engagement last season, Gauthier Dance brings its signature wit, charm, and top-notch contemporary choreography.Buy Tickets
Welcome to Festival 2016!
The explosive footwork of South American gauchos, a quirky, charming company from Germany, inspiring ballet companies from across the U.S., astounding flex dancers from Brooklyn, and more live music than ever before. Plus, 200+ free performances, talks, exhibits, tours, classes, and more! Explore Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
The School at Jacob's Pillow
A premier center for pre-professional and professional dancers, The School engages students in intensive studio work, weekly showings for Festival audiences, and masterful training with world-renowned choreographers, directors, and faculty on our beautiful, historic grounds. Each of the four Professional Advancement Programs are life-enriching and career-launching.
The Jacob'sPillow Story
Intent on legitimizing dance in America as an honorable career for men, choreographer and dancer Ted Shawn founded Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.
“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