Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017

Miami City Ballet

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies”, these stunning ballet dancers open the Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Season, bringing works from master choreographers George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, and Peter Martins.

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Tricia Albertson & Reyneris Reyes or Miami City Ballet; photo Alberto Oveido

Jonah Bokaer Choreography

Celebrated for his “rigor and intelligence” (The New Yorker), contemporary choreographer, artist and alumnus of The School at Jacob’s Pillow Jonah Bokaer brings his sleek, elegant aesthetic to the Doris Duke Theatre.

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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

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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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