2022-2023 Pillow Lab Residencies

Discover the nine artists who will be in residency this season at our year-round incubator for artist exploration and the development of new works.

Mass MoCa Co-presentation:
SHAMEL PITTS | TRIBE: TOUCH OF RED

Reimaging the boxing ring from a space of duels to one of duets, in Touch of RED energy builds not out of aggression or combat but through an electrifying effeminacy that heals. Don't miss the world premiere at Mass MoCA October 21-22.

WATCH INSIDE THE PILLOW LAB AND OTHER FILMS

Enjoy our intimate film series, which captures behind-the-scenes moments of what it’s like for artists in our Pillow Lab residencies, and discover more online content and films.

THE SCHOOL AT
JACOB'S PILLOW

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Explore The Pillow

In the Community

Engage in our community programs connecting participants of all ages to the physical, emotional, intellectual, and inspirational world of dance.

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Opportunities for Artists

Visionary artists are supported through the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and the Pillow Lab, while emerging artists can apply to perform at our Inside/Out Series.

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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.

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

Dance With Us On Social

Three dancers are mid-leap on an outdoor stage.
A shirtless dancer wearing a bucket hat entwines his arms over his head against a black background. Other dancers are visible behind him.
A small red-haired girl holds a flower with her back to the camera. A smiling woman is looking down at her and smiling.
Two female dancers are in front of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The dancer on the left stands smiling at the camera and the dancer on the right is mid-leap with her arms extended back and leg extended forward.
Two ballet dancers pose outdoors with trees visible behind them. The female dancer on the left wears white and leans her torso and head towards the camera, while the male dancer wearing red on her right supports her.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
Four dancers performing in an open air venue with trees behind them.
A male breakdancer holds himself up on his forearms with his legs in the air on an indoor stage. An audience is visible in the background.