We are recovering from the loss of our beloved Doris Duke Theatre. If you are looking for a way to support the Pillow’s future at this time, please donate here.

The Doris Duke Theatre

On the morning of November 17, the Doris Duke Theatre was consumed by a structure fire. No one was hurt, and no other buildings were harmed.

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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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