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Eastern Woodland Dances

Pillow Grounds | July 17

This performance is at a single site with chairs under a tent, facing artists on grass.

Local Indigenous dancers of the Mashpee Wampanoag, Seneca, Cayuga, and Nipmuc nations come together to highlight the breadth of Indigenous performance traditions within the Eastern Woodland region and its diaspora. Performers include Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, Fresh Water Dancers, Al & Jake George, and more. This event is curated by local Nipmuc elder Larry Spotted Crow Mann and Annawon Weeden of the Mashpee Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Pequot nations.

Jacob’s Pillow has engaged with Indigenous peoples and culture since its founding in 1933 and revitalized its commitment to presenting Indigenous dance with a week-long landmark celebration in 2019 titled “The Land on Which We Dance.” Since then, this continuation has deepened to seek ways to provide sustained support of Indigenous performance and further explore the history of the land of Jacob’s Pillow.

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This is an in-person event. Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Saturday, Jul 17

12:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 17

3:30 PM

Onsite Event:
Eastern Woodland Dances
(Site-Specific)

At Pillow Grounds: Jul 17 - Jul 17