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Emily Johnson / Catalyst

Pillow Grounds | July 30 – August 1

This roving performance involves uneven terrain on gravel and grass paths.

Award-winning choreographer Emily Johnson has created a distinguished body of dance works and social choreographies that unite audiences in a shared experience of movement, place, history, collective action, and the continuance of Indigenous cultural practices and perspectives. Her newest work delves into the power of creation.  

Featuring a newly commissioned soundscore by Raven Chacon and a cast of more-than-human creatures, this site specific in-process presentation of Portals Into, Being Future Being builds a visual, aural and ancestral landscape of Indigenous power created for Jacob’s Pillow through two residencies. By (re)building new visions of the forces that brought this world into being, Johnson brings forth new futures with the potential to reshape the way we relate to ourselves, and to the human and more-than-human cohabitants of our world.

Please scroll down for event dates and times. For easy reference to our summer onsite events only, download our printable onsite event calendar. To browse all upcoming events at Jacob’s Pillow, visit our Calendar page.


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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
Friday, Jul 30

12:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 31

12:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 31

3:30 PM

Sunday, Aug 1

12:00 PM

Onsite Event:
Emily Johnson / Catalyst
(Site-Specific)

At Pillow Grounds: Jul 30 - Aug 1