Special Events and Parties

Season Opening Gala

June 22

Join us for our Season Opening Gala on June 22, with performances by guest artists, a cocktail party, auctions, dinner, and dancing under the stars.

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Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words Film Screening

July 5

Experience a cinematic reimagining of the best-known love story of all time, in this 2019 film directed by former dancers and International Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, known for their 2008 Pillow appearance as the Ballet Boyz.

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Pillow Pride Party

July 13

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration returns with a dance party and performances, following the evening performance of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

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The Art of Black Grace 3/5

July 10-13

Jacob’s Pillow explores the intersection of dance and technology this summer with immersive experiences for the whole family. The world premiere of The Art of Black Grace 3/5 combines dance, music, art, and video recordings that bring small groups of visitors face-to-face with the dancers of Black Grace, one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance companies.

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Snakehips In Our DNA

July 31-August 4

Snakehips in our DNA is a free, open-gallery experience where visitors can explore the trajectory of dance from the Harlem Renaissance to the present through a stunning video installation of Black movement artists.

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All Styles Dance Battle

August 2

Join us for our All Styles Dance Battle as dancers representing a wide range of styles—including Festival artists, dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, and more—compete in this lively battle.

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