Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2018

Houston Ballet

Aug 15-18
Houston Ballet returns for the first time in almost 40 years with a program celebrating a wide range of classic and contemporary ballet with work by Trey McIntyre and a Pillow-commissioned world premiere by Artistic Director Stanton Welch.

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Artists of Houston Ballet; photo Amitava Sarkar

Sonya Tayeh

Aug 15-19
Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-winner Sonya Tayeh presents you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance symphony in collaboration with vocalist Jo Lampert and indie-folk duo The Bengsons. | LIVE MUSIC

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Sonya Tayeh; photo Jospeh DiGiovanna

New Faces for Broadway

Aug 19
Dancers of the Musical Theatre Dance Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow perform in a joyous celebration of dance and live music, directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker.

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A Jazz Happening; photo Christopher Duggan




Special Events

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