Thursday, September 19 at 6pm


Barkha Dance Company (BDC) creates works to forge links between contemporary themes and traditional Indian Kathak dance, and to help guide audiences to a better understanding of Indian culture and art form. Artistic Director, Barkha Patel has presented her solos at Jacob’s Pillow and the NJPAC. Recently, Pangea Dance Series commissioned BDC to create a 15-minute production exploring immigrant experiences. BDC continues to focus on aesthetic and cultural access through production pieces that open audiences’ eyes to new stories, art, and experiences.

For Third Thursday, Kathak dancer Jin Won performs a solo by Patel of pure Kathak dance accompanied with live music by Mike Lukshis on Tabla, the main percussion instrument of Kathak, and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmonium.

Be featured in our National Dance Day Video!

Willing audience members of all ages and dance abilities will be guided in learning the 2019 National Dance Day routine by special guest community artists. This fun and easy-to-learn dance will be filmed by Jacob’s Pillow and featured in its social media celebration on Saturday, September 21. You can preview the routine on the America Dance Movement website.

Full Schedule

6pm: Performance by Barkha Dance Company
6:30pm: National Dance Day lesson & video shoot
7pm: Latin Dance with Berkshire Salsa


Third Thursday runs May-September from 5-8pm in Downtown Pittsfield. North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and filled with music, street performers, local food, community activities, craft vendors, and plenty more. Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.

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Third Thursday: Barkha Dance Company

At Jacob's Pillow: Sep 19