Onsite Event:
Dorrance Dance Plays the Pillow (Site-Specific)

At Pillow Grounds: Jun 30 - Jul 3

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This performance took place June 30 – July 3. Scroll for bonus content.

In this site-specific world premiere, Ways to Now, Dorrance Dance explored the unique and enchanting environment of the Pillow grounds. These special daytime performances took audiences on a roving journey that showcased the Pillow’s campus in a never-before-seen (nor-heard) way.

This World Premiere was commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow thanks to a gift from Gerry and Hank Alpert.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

Dorrance Dance artistic leaders Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young, and Josette Wiggan-Freund in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Associate Curator and Scholar-in-Residence Melanie George. This Talk took place on July 2, 2021, in place of a cancelled Henry J. Leir performance by Dorrance Dance.

Read the program and PillowNotes


Performance details begin on page 20.

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Dive into Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

This ever-growing collection includes dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today and new illustrated essays. Explore more from Dorrance Dance on JPDI: