Festival 2023

Our 2023 Festival season features nine weeks of performances in dance styles ranging from hip hop to ballet, a broad welcoming of international artists, Pillow debuts, performances with live music, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy!

Our Season Opening Gala is On-Sale

Don't miss our annual kickoff celebration known throughout the Berkshires as the ultimate start to the summer. Join us as we celebrate our 2023 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Misty Copeland.

Dichotomous Being: An Evening of Taylor Stanley

Already a celebrated principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Taylor Stanley pursues new movement frontiers for this program alongside special guest artists. Watch Stanley perform in works by Andrea Miller, Shamel Pitts, Talley Beatty, and Jodi Melnick at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022, streaming through April 16.

2023 programs:
The School
at Jacob's Pillow

Where dancers and choreographers define and strengthen their distinct artistic voices, while making career advancing connections. Explore the 2023 programs in Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, Dunham Legacy, Tap, and Choreography.

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.

A Reimagined
Doris Duke Theatre

The new Doris Duke theatre will have all of the warmth and intimacy of the original Doris Duke while serving the needs of the dance field well into the future, including digital integration for artists working at the intersection of dance and technology.

Explore The Pillow

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.