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.
2019-20 Pillow Party Series
Pillow Party: Hustle
Hosted by Abdiel Jacobsen and Kristine Bendul with music by DJ Ramal Rigault, this Pillow Party explores this fast, flashy, and powerful American social dance, while pushing the form forward by including aspects like gender-neutral partnering through swapping traditional roles of leading and following.
Pillow Party: Latin Dance
Join Artistic Director of L.A.-based Urban Latin Dance Theatre company CONTRA-TIEMPO, Ana María Alvarez, and Alan Franco of Berkshire Salsa for a night of Latin dance. Featuring Salsa, Bachata, and more, the evening begins with an open-level class followed by a lively dance party, with live music by Dino y su Nueva Sensación.
Perles Family Studio
$15 adult, $8 student, youth 17 & under free