Aug 10 - Aug 13


Liz Lerman | August 10–13, 2022

Witches, trials, and exhibitions fly around in Liz Lerman’s new acclaimed evening-length dance-theater piece, Wicked Bodies. Liz and the unusual cast of performers have been exploring how our bodies become sources of evil and power – from fairy tales to government policies. Why is some knowledge celebrated, some criminalized, and some erased altogether? And who gets to document, describe, and save the remnants? In the presence of magic both old and new, and a surprising collection of witches, audiences will make their way through a restless story and a smashing of worlds. The multidisciplinary piece is designed specifically for a unique setting at Jacob’s Pillow.

Aided by an award-winning design team and developed in part at the Pillow Lab, Lerman creates a world of old crones, shape-shifters, familiars, and imps leading us into a post-extinction tale. Lerman is a MacArthur Fellow and a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient whose work is rooted in intense research, described as having “expansive range, emotional depth and singular beauty” (The Washington Post).

ACCESSIBILITY: This performance takes place at a single site with chairs under a tent. This performance is wheelchair accessible. The performance site is a short distance from the Jacob’s Pillow Box Office. Golf carts are available to assist audience members to and from the site.


Can’t make it? If you are unable to attend or reschedule your tickets for any reason, please consider donating the value of your ticket order and call our Box Office at 413.243.0745 in advance of the event. Your donation supports the mission of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and our future programming. You’re also providing access to other audience members, including members of the community, students, interns, and artists.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 10

8:15 PM Buy Tickets

Thursday, Aug 11

8:15 PM Sold Out

Friday, Aug 12

8:15 PM Buy Tickets

Saturday, Aug 13

8:15 PM Buy Tickets

Liz Lerman

At Festival Tent: Aug 10 - Aug 13