Community Events

Pillow Pop-Up: 860 MVMNT

Feb 15

This Hartford-based all-styles dance collective brings the raw, intense energy of street dance to the stage in a FREE, family-friendly performance at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. Don't miss the post-performance open cypher and dance party!

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Master Class with Akram Khan Company

Feb 19

Led by rehearsal director Nicola Monaco, participants will learn choreographic phrases from Khan’s solo piece, XENOS, and explore their own creativity through exercises and tasks focusing on rhythm, speed, cycles, and silence.

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Pillow Party Series

Feb 23 & Mar 30

Well-known for its “euphoric scenes” (The New York Times), the Pillow extends its calendar of dance parties in the Perles Family Studio with a focus on the social aspects of dance. Join us in February for Samba and in March for Swing Dance!

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Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob's Pillow

Mar 30-31

Dance educators, college dance students, and classroom teachers are introduced to the DEL model of dance education—situated alongside the resources that Jacob’s Pillow offers as a year-round center for dance research and development, including state-of-the-art studio spaces, unparalleled dance Archives, In Process Series showings at the Pillow Lab, housing, and a retreat-like atmosphere.

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“They stood shaking, while others began to shout”

Jul 6

Presented in collaboration with Hancock Shaker Village, Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson shares an introduction to a new world premiere, POWER. Wilson imagines what Black Shaker worship might have looked like in this special site-based experience performed by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group.

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Pillow Pride

Aug 2-4

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration returns, bigger and better than ever! Attend our most popular dance party of the summer, hosted by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick, and don’t miss out on exclusive historic tours and pop-up performances.

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