Well-known for its “euphoric scenes” (The New York Times), the Pillow extends its calendar of dance parties in the recently built $5.5 million, 7,373-square foot Perles Family Studio with a focus on the social aspects of dance. As the Pillow transitions to becoming a year-round center for dance research and development through Vision ‘22, it opens up new opportunities for the community to experience and celebrate dance.
All events in the Pillow Party Series are ticketed and open to the public. Individuals of all dance abilities and ages are invited to participate and then dance the night away in this stunning space described by Architectural Digest as a “study in cutting-edge design.”
The Barr and Mertz Gilmore Foundations have provided seed funding to launch elements of Vision ’22’s community engagement initiatives.
2019 Pillow Party Series
Pillow Party: Samba
Feb 23, 8-11pm
The Pillow rings in Carnival with Bossa Triba & The Berkshire Bateria. The evening opens with a Brazilian dance lesson from Boston-based SambaViva and unfolds into an exciting night of live music performed by Bossa Triba playing the Brazilian music rhythms of Bossa Nova, Samba, Batucada, Baiao, and Pagode.
Pillow Party: Swing Dance
Mar 30, 8-11pm
The Pillow welcomes back the Swing dance community. Hosted by New York City-based performers and teachers LaTasha Barnes and Evita Arce, the party kicks off with a 30-minute introduction to Swing dance and is accompanied by Berkshire County’s newly-formed 16-piece Berkshire Big Band, playing material from some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers including Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Stan Kenton, and Joe Henderson. Get your ticket today!
Perles Family Studio
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$15 adult, $8 student, youth 17 & under free