Community Events

Free Inside/Out Performance Series

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob's Pillow. Every Wednesday through Saturday during the Festival.

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Pillow Pop-Ups

May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, & Sep 21

Join us in downtown Pittsfield for pop-up performances! Pittsfield's 3rd Thursday cultural street festival is family-friendly and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more! | FREE

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Dog Dance

Aug 26

Come dance with your dog and celebrate National Dog Day! Dance Exchange Artist Elizabeth Johnson will lead you and your leashed canine through a series of simple and fun movements.

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The Sunday Film Series

Jul 23, Aug 6 & 27

Intimate film showings presented in Blake's Barn for select Sundays at 4:30pm. Tickets $10.

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Dance for Social Justice

Feb 24

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Lecture/Demonstration & Workshop | Danza Orgánica, a Boston-based Contemporary Dance Theater Company directed by choreographer Marsha Parrilla, presents a lecture/demonstration performance from her work Running in Stillness, preceded by a Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop for youth, teens, and adults of all experience levels. Q&A with the audience will conclude the event. | FREE

Creative Play with Jacob's Pillow

Feb 25

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Come ready to activate your imagination! Families and children are welcome to play with Jacob’s Pillow Dance as we explore and dance through the 10 Days of Play exhibitions.

Latin Dance Party with Ballet Hispánico

May 13

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Hit the floor for lessons by stars of Ballet Hispánico, then dance the night away to live music by Los Hacheros, Brooklyn's modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Join Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and company dancers for this one-night-only special event.
$10 admission; Pittsfield, MA.

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Community Day

Jun 10

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A special pre-Festival event featuring performances by Berkshire County region dance groups, classes, activities, and more. | FREE

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Camillie A. Brown & Dancers in Pittsfield

Jun 27-29

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Join us in this celebration of social dance! Dance artists Camille A. Brown, Francine E. Ott, and Maria Monge will host a series of dance and movement workshops and events celebrating African-American social dance in Pittsfield.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places

July 1-31

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Japanese performance artist Eiko Otake presents A Body in Places in downtown Pittsfield, MA and at the Pillow. Exhibits, events, classes and more throughout the month of July.

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Abraham.In.Motion Workshop

Aug 4

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Abraham.In.Motion presents a FREE pre-performance workshop for LGBTQ community members, before the company presents Dearest Home. The workshop invites participants to recall, contemplate, and discuss their experiences of love, longing, and loss through a series of activities.

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Weekend OUT at the Pillow

Aug 4-6

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Our annual LGBTQ weekend includes free events, a Saturday dance party, and a special tour honoring Pillow founder Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers. Sponsored by The Gay & Lesbian Review.

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Free Fun Friday

Aug 11

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Enjoy FREE dance games, an outdoor Inside/Out performance, classes, a special Kids’ Tour of the Pillow’s historic grounds, and more!

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Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival Day at Jacob's Pillow Dance

Aug 12

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance invites the Lift Ev’ry Voice community to spend a day and enjoy all that the Pillow has to offer. The day’s activities include free and ticketed performances, tour of the historic grounds, the opportunity to observe classes, picnic, and more. All are welcome to enjoy!

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