Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2019

Boston Ballet

Aug 21-25
“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), the Boston Ballet returns for the first time in over a decade, performing acclaimed repertoire by William Forsythe, Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo. | LIVE MUSIC

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Paulo Arrais and Lia Cirio of Boston Ballet; photo Rosalie O'Connor

Urban Bush Women

Aug 21-25
In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women draw inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by A Love Supreme. | LIVE MUSIC

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Urban Bush Women; photo Gennia Cui




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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