Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017

Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michelle Dorrance

For the first time ever, astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond come together in a program curated and introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times).

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Jumaane Taylor; photographer unkown

NW Dance Project

Known for its “cutting-edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory in its Jacob’s Pillow debut.

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All Styles Dance Battle

July 2 | Be a part of the action as you circle around some of the best dancers across multiple genres, as they battle it out right in front of you!

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Compagnie Herve KOUBI; photo Hayim Heron

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Special Events

A co-presentation with The Clark, three site-specific works, an epic dance battle, a fabulous season-opening party, and more.

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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

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