Our 85th Anniversary Season

A powerhouse ballet company, legendary modern dance ensemble, acclaimed international choreographers, and our own Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient—and this is just the beginning!




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Eiko Otake | A Body at the Pillow

In an exclusive one-day-only engagement, Japanese-born artist Eiko Otake will perform a site specific solo on the historic grounds of Jacob’s Pillow. The work is the newest installment of Otake’s A Body in Places series. | Saturday, July 22, 2017

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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 Dances of the Ages, ca. 1938; photo Shapiro Studios

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