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Alumni Day | Saturday, August 26

Celebrate our 85th Anniversary Season and your own personal Pillow Anniversary! Reunite with old colleagues, connect with new people, and experience exciting live performances.

4pm | Private tour of the Pillow’s newest building projects: the Perles Family Studio & Overlook Housing

4pm | Attend the PillowTalk: Inside the Dancer’s Art

5pm | Reception on the Perles Family Studio’s private porch

6:15pm | Inside/Out Performance: Red Sky Performance

8pm | Performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre: The Washington Ballet

8:15pm | Performance in the Doris Duke Theatre: The Principles of Uncertainty

Post-Performance | Festival Finale in the Perles Family Studio


Newly led by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julie Kent, the Washington, DC-based company, The Washington Ballet, presents stunning technique, impressive range, and iconic contemporary works heralding the group’s “elegant new era” (Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post). The company makes its first appearance at the Pillow since 1980 with Alexei Ratmansky’s spellbinding Seven Sonatas, among other works to be announced. | Tickets $45

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator Maira Kalman join forces for the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty. Imaginative set design meets whimsical dance theatre, promising a delightful evening full of wit and charm. | Tickets $45

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Alumni Day

At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 26