September 20, 2017 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow Dance celebrates the impact of its visionary 85th Anniversary Festival and the achievement of important milestones marked by Director Pamela Tatge’s first programmed season. The 2017 Festival season boasted over 500 free and ticketed performances, events, classes, Pillow Pop-Up performances, and new initiatives, culminating in over 111,000 festival experiences, the highest number ever accounted for.

“We are incredibly proud of our 85th Anniversary Season. It was a thrill to showcase new artists who made their Pillow debuts alongside remarkable performances by companies for whom the Pillow has been an artistic home. After defining our vision for the future, including bold, new institutional goals, and experimenting with programming shifts, we are pleased to see a tremendous increase in engagement in particular with local Berkshire residents as well as an increase in attendance at free programming both on and off site. Our goal is to bring our communities together and create life-long supporters of dance. We are excited to celebrate the close of our 85th festival and set our sights on our new fall, winter, and spring programming” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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