Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2019

Ballet BC

Jun 19-23
Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility. The company celebrates ten years under the leadership of artistic director Emily Molnar.

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Anna Bekirova & Brandon Alley of Ballet BC in 'To This Day'; photo Michael Slobodian


Jun 19-23
At the forefront of contemporary Australian circus, three fearless acrobats and one violinist perform What Will Have Been, praised as “circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review, Australia). | LIVE MUSIC

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Circa in 'What Will Have Been'; photo Andy Phillipson

Compañía Irene Rodríguez

Jun 26-30
Returning after a sold-out run in 2017, Compañía Irene Rodríguez brings a signature style of flamenco and has “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). | LIVE MUSIC

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Compañía Irene Rodríguez; photo Christopher Duggan




Special Events

Kick off your summer with the Season Opening Gala and an After Party, be part of the excitement in an All Styles Dance Battle, witness partnering in action in the Partnering & Science Lab with Reciprocity Collaborative, and 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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