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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2018


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

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Jun 27-Jul 1
The Boston Globe’s “bona fide b-girl” presents the world premiere of Odeon, layering breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue with the buoyant score of 20th century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth. | LIVE MUSIC

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Ephrat Asherie Dance; photo Matthew Murphy

Batsheva - The Young Ensemble

Jul 4-8
Embraced as part of one of the most prominent contemporary dance companies in the world, these “superhumanly spry” (The New York Times) movers perform the infectious Naharin’s Virus.

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Batsheva; photo Gadi Dagon




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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