Festival 2021
Online Events

Watch and dance, wherever you are.

Digital content available July 1 – September 23

Our 2021 festival extended well beyond the Jacob’s Pillow grounds. This summer featured full performances on-demand, livestreamed presentations and community events, and hear from the artists themselves in our signature PillowTalks series.  Read a statement from the Festival curators to learn more about the line-up.

Jacob’s Pillow rests on the traditional lands of the Agawam, the Nipmuc, the Pocumtuc, and the Mohican and we honor their elders past, present, and future.

Enjoy bonus content below and go deeper into Festival 2021 artists and performances by exploring the digital program books!



2012 Pillow Talk with Judith Jamison; photo Christopher Duggan.


PillowTalks are a curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers, and cultural experts. Moderated by Pillow Scholars, PillowTalks provide an opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into the field of dance.


Hour-long PillowTalks took place on-site Sundays at 3:30pm at Blake’s Barn (next to the Box Office), and were free and open to the public with advance registration. Recordings of online PillowTalks were shared throughout the summer, premiering Fridays at 4pm.

See the List of Talks


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Three dancers are mid-leap on an outdoor stage.
A shirtless dancer wearing a bucket hat entwines his arms over his head against a black background. Other dancers are visible behind him.
A small red-haired girl holds a flower with her back to the camera. A smiling woman is looking down at her and smiling.
Two female dancers are in front of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The dancer on the left stands smiling at the camera and the dancer on the right is mid-leap with her arms extended back and leg extended forward.
Two ballet dancers pose outdoors with trees visible behind them. The female dancer on the left wears white and leans her torso and head towards the camera, while the male dancer wearing red on her right supports her.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
Four dancers performing in an open air venue with trees behind them.
Interpretive Dance Performance.