Season Opening Gala

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Jun 22

Event Dates
Saturday, Jun 22

5:00 PM

About

Season Opening Gala | June 22, 2024

Start your summer dancing! Celebrate the magic of the Berkshires and Jacob’s Pillow with our Season Opening Gala. Known as the ultimate summer kickoff, the Gala is sure to be a spectacular evening of conversation, connection, and inspiration, capped off with lots of dancing. Join us at the Gala and help ensure that Jacob’s Pillow can continue to provide a place for local and global communities to gather in celebration of dance and invigorate the cultural landscape of the Berkshires and beyond.

Leadership support for the 2024 Season Opening Gala is provided by Sylvia T. Pope.

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About the Season Opening Gala

5:00pm: Warm welcome and reception, featuring the 2024 exhibition opening in Blake’s Barn, the home of the Archives

6:00pm:  One-night-only performance in the Ted Shawn Theatre, including…

  • The awarding of the 2024 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to choreographer Pam Tanowitz (read more here)
  • An excerpt of Pas de Duke, choreographed by Alvin Ailey with music by Duke Ellington, performed by members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Gustave le Gray No. 1, choreographed by Pam Tanowitz with music by Caroline Shaw performed by pianist Craig Baldwin and dancers from the New York City Ballet in honor of Tanowitz, the 2024 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient
  • Pop-up performances that celebrate Afro Latin and Jazz rhythms and interconnected cultures by Sekou McMiller and Friends
  • An excerpt of Rhapsody in Blue with Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao in honor of the 100th Anniversary of George Gershwin’s masterwork
  • Special performance by the multi-cultural, female percussive dance trio from New York, Amanda Castro, Arielle Rosales & Brinda Guha of Soles of Duende
  • The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Program in a world premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

7:30pm: Dinner with dancing to follow

Reserve access for our Gala performance live stream HERE if you can’t join us in-person.

ASL, live captioning, and audio descriptions are available with livestream access.

For more information or to inquire about corporate sponsorships and Gala Program Book advertisements, please contact Izzi Wayner, Gala Manager, at events@jacobspillow.org or at 413.243.9919×024.


Table & Ticket Options

In-person tickets and tables are SOLD OUT at this time; please contact events@jacobspillow.org for questions, concerns, and to join the waitlist.

TABLES: 

All tables include 10 tickets for the Gala performance, dinner, and after party 

Gold Table: $25,000
Best performance and dinner seating, including an opportunity to host a Gala artist at your dinner table
Best parking for the table host
Featured recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $22,500

Silver Table: $12,500
Priority performance and dinner seating, including an opportunity to host a Pillow VIP at your dinner table
Reserved parking for the table host
Featured recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $10,000

Bronze Table: $6,000
Performance and dinner seating
Recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $3,500

TICKETS: 

All tickets include the Gala performance, dinner, and after party (one ticket per person)

Platinum Ticket: $2,000
Best performance and dinner seating
Featured recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $1,750

Premium Ticket: $1,200
Priority performance and dinner seating
Prominent recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $950

Patron Ticket: $600
Performance and dinner seating
Recognition in the Gala program
Tax Deductible: $350

Jacob’s Pillow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Each table/ticket is tax-deductible beyond $250 per person, as permitted by law. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Season Opening Gala Committee

Co- Chairs

Michelle Dorrance
Nancy Nelson Kaplan & Zack Kaplan
Shelly & George Lazarus

Committee

Deborah & Charles Adelman
Louis E. Allegrone
Monique & Frank Cordasco
Scott Edward Cole & Frank Muytjens
Brian Cruey & Matthew King
Nancy & Michael Feller
Ellen Gaies & Dan Schrager
Stephanie Gittleman
Nathan Hanford & Jedidiah Thompson
Joan & Jim Hunter
Nancy K. Kalodner
Christophe Koné
Taryn & Mark Leavitt
Shela & Gary Levante
Daniel Mathieu & Thomas Potter

Deb McAlister & Christopher Jones
Wendy A. McCain
Brooke & Eric Meltzer
Mary Miras & Sean Ballard
Kate & Hans Morris
Caitlin & Mitch Nash
Sienna Patti & Leonardo Quiles
Claudia Perles & Gerry Fultz
Sylvia Pope & Brad Meyer
Linda Saul-Sena & Mark Sena
Gwendolyn & Samuel VanSant
Kari Weil & Michael Roth
Stephen Weiner & Donald Cornuet
Lisa Weisinger Manne
Wendy Whelan & David Michalek
Liz & Mark Williams

Leadership support for the 2024 Season Opening Gala is provided by Sylvia T. Pope.