Festival 2019 Full Lineup

Next summer, get ready for world premieres, new collaborations, work with live music, timeless classics, international artists, and so much more!

Party with us

Well-known for its “euphoric scenes” (The New York Times), the Pillow invites you to the Perles Family Studio for dance parties with a focus on the social aspects of dance. Join us for Samba and Swing Dance this winter!

Dance with Akram Khan Company

Rehearsal director Nicola Monaco leads participants through choreographic phrases from Khan’s solo piece, XENOS, in the Perles Family Studio. Space is limited!

Get Ready to Laugh

Hailed as the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo “skews the classics with old-world glamour” (The New York Times). See them in a co-presentation at MASS MoCA!




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

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