Janis Claxton Dance Pop-Up Performance in Great Barrington; photo Christopher Duggan

Discover all the Pillow has to offer

Jacob’s Pillow hosts numerous events year-round including convenings and classes, social dances, Pop-Up Performances, work-in-progress showings, special community programming, and a world-renowned summer dance festival. Events often take place at the Pillow’s historic 220-acre campus, but you can also find us online for new virtual commissions and screenings, as well as in neighboring communities, increasing engagement with Berkshire County and the New England region at large.

Upcoming Events

Inside the Pillow Lab

The annual In Process Series at the Pillow Lab is an artist residency program that offers the opportunity to work in the Pillow's retreat-like atmosphere and state-of-the-art studio spaces. The 2020-21 program includes a series of COVID-compliant residencies that each culminate in an online screening of a short film documenting the work in progress. These free showings on YouTube include live chats with artists and company members. Jacob’s Pillow Members at the $500 level and above, as well as our College Partners, receive special advance invites to virtual receptions held after each showing in this series.

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Pillow Parties

For years, the Pillow has thrown some of the best dance parties in the Berkshires. Even though we are living more virtual lives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Virtual Dance Parties still offer a welcome chance to celebrate our connections and dance together. Our Dance On! community dance party—hosted on February 20, 2021 in partnership with Cultural Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival—and other parties throughout the year are announced on our Virtual Pillow page... be sure to follow us there and RSVP!

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Community Programs & Events

Join us at the Pillow and throughout Berkshire County for workshops, classes, free events, and more!

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Co-Presentations

Jacob’s Pillow collaborates with Berkshire institutions to co-present performances, residencies, and talks thereby expanding engagement in dance across the region. Recent collaborators include Clark Art Museum, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Hancock Shaker Village, and MASS MoCA.

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Festival 2021

We will announce our 2021 summer programming soon. In the meantime, please visit our Virtual Pillow page to browse our winter/spring programming, explore recent past performances, or take a deep dive into our online multimedia archives at Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive.

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