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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2018

Royal Danish Ballet

Jun 20-24
Principals and soloists of this historic company return to the Pillow with excerpts from classical ballet’s enduring masters, including August Bournonville, Marius Petipa, and Jules Perrot.

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Holly Dorger of Royal Danish Ballet; photo Claus Vedfelt

Ragamala Dance Company

Jun 20-24
“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious” (The New York Times), this Bharatanatyam company performs Written in Water, marked by a distinct Indian ethos and an original composition by jazz trumpeter/maquam singer Amir ElSaffar. | LIVE MUSIC

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Ragamala Dance Company; photo Bruce Palmer


Jun 27-Jul 1
Back by popular demand with their 2017 Inside/Out Series commission Branches and more, this “mind-blowing troupe of wildy creative and physically daring dancers” (NY Newsday) delivers acrobatic dexterity, inventive wit, and startling imagery.

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Pilobolus; photo Juliana Sohn




Festival 2018

Check out Festival 2018 highlights! We’ve planned a jam-packed Festival Season that’s equal parts cutting-edge and crowd-pleasing, including multiple Pillow debuts and world premieres, live music collaborations, work that was developed at our Pillow Lab, and companies that are returning to the Pillow for the first time in years.

Special Events

A fabulous season-opening party, intimate film screenings, an epic dance battle, a happy hour not to forget, an ultimate end-of-summer celebration, and many 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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