Jacob's Pillow
Dance Festival 2023

Join us in the Berkshires from June 28-August 27.

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This Festival season features nine weeks of performances in Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, as well as special events, parties, workshops, exhibits, Talks, pop-up performances in Berkshire County, and more! Visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark grounds, visit The School at Jacob’s Pillow, picnic on the grounds, or dine at our on-site restaurants.

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Jacob’s Pillow acknowledges that it rests on the ancestral homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok or Mohican people, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today, their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

2023 performances in the Ted Shawn Theatre will be held on the following calendar:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 2pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

2023 performances on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage will be held on the following calendar:
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 6pm, and select Sundays at 12pm.

• Fridays in the Ted Shawn Theatre feature a matinee rather than an evening performance.
• One-night-only performances on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage will be ticketed on a “Choose What You Pay” model, with a suggested ticket price of $35.

Festival Performances

Enjoy ticketed performances featuring dance artists from around the globe. See elegant ballet, innovative contemporary dance, virtuosic tap, groundbreaking hip hop, and other dance forms in the Ted Shawn Theatre, on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, and across the Pillow campus.

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Special Events and Parties

Join us for our Season Opening Gala on June 24, with performances by guest artists, a cocktail party, auctions, dinner, and dancing under the stars; an epic dance battle, dance parties, and plenty more throughout the Festival.

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Member Events

Jacob's Pillow Members enjoy the best the Pillow has to offer. Mingle with dance artists and choreographers at exclusive Members-only events, watch the artistic process unfold during private rehearsals with Festival companies, or gain access to the hidden treasures of our extensive dance archives and newly renovated Ted Shawn Theatre.

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Talks with Pillow Scholars

Gain deeper insight into performances with brief Pre-Show Talks before taking your seat in the theater, or stay for a Post-Show Talk with company artists after the final bow. PillowTalks offer an opportunity to interact with artists and experts in the field through moderated interviews, film screenings, and book signings in Blake's Barn.

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Exhibits and Archives

Diverse exhibits feature outstanding dance imagery in a variety of exhibition spaces. All exhibits are curated with the intent to augment performances and celebrate the Pillow’s rich history, and are open to the public throughout the Festival.

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Community Events and Classes

Events for our community take place each Festival season, ranging from special days that feature local dance groups and family-friendly activities to workshops and pop-up performances across Berkshire County.

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Observe The School at Jacob's Pillow

Take a peek into classes and rehearsals during in-studio observation hours, watch informal studio showings, and book a ticket now to see the dancers perform on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.

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Ted Shawn Theatre; photo David Dashiell

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Jacob’s Pillow Members enjoy the best there is to offer in dance—from renowned and new companies on our stages and on your screens to intimate conversations and Q&As with dancers and leaders in the field of dance, and much more. Members support the Pillow’s performance spaces, Archives, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Community Engagement programs, and our landmark 220 acres.

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