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.

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Bereishit Dance Company; photo Sangyun Park

Che Malambo

Fast-paced footwork, explosive drumming, whirling lasso boleadoras — this thrilling display of dance and music celebrates the unique traditions of the South American cowboy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Dances of the Ages, ca. 1938; photo Shapiro Studios

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