Free Outdoor “Inside/Out” Performances

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 at 6:15pm during the Festival.

The newly rebuilt Henry J. Leir Stage and Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, comprise this outdoor amphitheatre with a panoramic view of the Berkshires Hills. An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public. Audiences of all ages and walks of life travel from around the world and right down the road to meet new people and enjoy the art of dance as a community.

Every year Inside/Out performances feature a variety of styles. Past performances have included classical ballet, tap, jazz/musical theatre dance, hip-hop, flamenco, traditional Korean dance, India’s bharata natyam, and many other genres. Performances are family-friendly and are followed by a brief question and answer session with the audience.

Patrons are welcome to arrive early to claim a seat or to bring chairs from home. Food and drink are welcome in the performance space.


What happens when it rains?

In the event of rain, most Festival events continue as scheduled. The 6:15pm Inside/Out performance may be cancelled or moved indoors to a studio seating 80 or fewer people, and seats are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio.

Call the Box Office after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

 

Festival 2017 Inside/Out Performance Series

Inside/Out: Pilobolus

Celebrating the power of the Pillow’s pastoral setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theatre will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow’s iconic outdoor stage set against the Berkshire hills.

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Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Ballet Program

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Inside/Out: PASSION FRUIT

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Inside/Out: D.R.E.A.M.

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Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Tap Program

Dancers from The School at Jacob's Pillow’s new Tap program, coached by program directors Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, present works from world-renowned artist faculty.

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Inside/Out: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

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Inside/Out: Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre

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Inside/Out: The Black Iris Project

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Inside/Out: Adam H. Weinert/DANCE OF THE AGES

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Inside/Out: Dances by Isadora

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Inside/Out: Sounds of Korea

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Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Contemporary Program

Dancers from the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow present contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers and esteemed faculty members.

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Inside/Out: James Whiteside Presents

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Inside/Out: Caleb Teicher & Company

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Inside/Out: Samuel Samways

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Inside/Out: Good Foot Dance Company

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Inside/Out: Gemma Bond Dance

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Inside/Out: Ologunde

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Inside/Out: Amy Seiwert’s Imagery

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Inside/Out: METdance

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Inside/Out: Inlet Dance Theatre

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Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Musical Theatre Dance Program

The international students from the Musical Theatre Dance program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow perform repertory works to live music coached by program director, Tony Award winner, and Broadway veteran Chet Walker in preparation for the annual benefit for The School at Jacob’s Pillow, A Jazz Happening.

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Inside/Out: The DASH Ensemble

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Inside/Out: Collage Dance Collective

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Inside/Out: Études by Preeti Vasudevan & Amar Ramasar

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Inside/Out: Xan Burley & Alex Springer

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Inside/Out: Periapsis Music and Dance

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Inside/Out: Stilo Dance

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Inside/Out: Leonardo Sandoval/Parangolé Collective

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Inside/Out: American College Dance Association Highlights

The American College Dance Association (ACDA) promotes the diversity and growth of university dance departments across the U.S. Selected by esteemed judges from regional and national conferences, the evening’s work will be comprised of rising collegiate choreographers and performers from a wide range of universities.

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Inside/Out: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance

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Inside/Out: Red Sky Performance

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Perform on Inside/Out

Artists appear as a part of the Inside/Out Performance Series by invitation.

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