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
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.Learn More
Inside/Out: The School at Jacob’s Pillow | Ballet ProgramLearn More
Inside/Out: PASSION FRUITLearn More
Inside/Out: D.R.E.A.M.Learn More
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.Learn More
Inside/Out: Thunderbird American Indian DancersLearn More
Inside/Out: Dušan Týnek Dance TheatreLearn More
Inside/Out: The Black Iris ProjectLearn More
Inside/Out: Adam H. Weinert/DANCE OF THE AGESLearn More
Inside/Out: Dances by IsadoraLearn More
Inside/Out: Sounds of KoreaLearn More
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.Learn More
Inside/Out: James Whiteside PresentsLearn More
Inside/Out: Caleb Teicher & CompanyLearn More
Inside/Out: Samuel SamwaysLearn More
Inside/Out: Good Foot Dance CompanyLearn More
Inside/Out: Gemma Bond DanceLearn More
Inside/Out: OlogundeLearn More
Inside/Out: Amy Seiwert’s ImageryLearn More
Inside/Out: METdanceLearn More
Inside/Out: Inlet Dance TheatreLearn More
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.Learn More
Inside/Out: The DASH EnsembleLearn More
Inside/Out: Collage Dance CollectiveLearn More
Inside/Out: Études by Preeti Vasudevan & Amar RamasarLearn More
Inside/Out: Xan Burley & Alex SpringerLearn More
Inside/Out: Periapsis Music and DanceLearn More
Inside/Out: Stilo DanceLearn More
Inside/Out: Leonardo Sandoval/Parangolé CollectiveLearn More
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.Learn More
Inside/Out: Charya Burt Cambodian DanceLearn More
Inside/Out: Red Sky PerformanceLearn More
Join us as we celebrate our 85th anniversary season from June 21-August 27, 2017.
For Artists interested in applying to the Inside/Out series
We are interested in presenting all dance forms and genres, including culturally-specific dance forms and dance-theater in addition to classical and contemporary choreography.