November 14, 2017 – (Becket, MA) In advance of the full Festival announcement in mid-December, Jacob’s Pillow announces four dance companies that will be presented in 2018. Following the success of its 85th Anniversary Season and amidst new year-round events and programming, Festival 2018 will include Ephrat Asherie Dance presenting the world premiere of the hip-hop work Odeon; Israel’s Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performing Naharin’s Virus in a highly-anticipated Pillow debut; Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE performing their signature fusion of African, Caribbean, and modern genres paired with Afro-Cuban jazz by GRAMMY Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill performed live; and audience favorite Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returning on the occasion of their 40th Anniversary.

“It’s thrilling to present the Pillow debut of Batsheva’s Young Ensemble, help celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of America’s most renowned contemporary dance companies, and present two works that have been developed at the Pillow,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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