Special Events

A Jazz Happening

August 20

To commemorate our 85th Anniversary Season, Broadway's Chet Walker presents numbers from The Last Scrapbook: The Jack Cole Story, a new musical conceived by him and Shaun McKenna, who is also writing the book and lyrics | LIVE MUSIC.

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Pillow Portraits on Inside/Out

Aug 24

For one night only, you’ll get the chance to stand on the Inside/Out stage and have your portrait taken in front of the Pillow’s iconic backdrop!

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Alumni Day

August 26

Former Jacob's Pillow staff, interns, students, faculty, and Board members are invited! $45 includes a ticket to a performance in either theatre and access to Post-Show activities.

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Festival Finale

August 26

Dance the night away at the ultimate Pillow party featuring closing weekend performance from The Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty, tasty treats, an epic dance party with DJ BFG, and more.

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85th Anniversary Season Opening Gala

June 17

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Enjoy performances by Miami City Ballet, an exclusive work-in-progress collaboration by New York City Ballet dancer Sara Mearns and international hip-hop duo Wang Ramirez, and a world premiere by Bruce Wells performed by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. This event also includes presentation of the 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, special pop-up performances, and a fabulous after-party under the tent with live music and dancing!

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All Styles Dance Battle

July 2

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Beloved performer, choreographer, Festival artist, and Tap Program director Michelle Dorrance hosts an All Styles Dance Battle with exciting Festival artists, the talented participants of the Tap Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and New England-based street artists in the Doris Duke Theatre.

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Pilobolus

June 21-23

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Celebrating the power of the Pillow’s natural setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the iconic outdoor stage.

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Eiko's A Body at the Pillow

July 22

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In an exclusive one-day-only engagement, Japanese-born artist Eiko Otake will perform A Body at the Pillow, a site-specific solo performance. The work is the newest installment of Otake’s A Body in Places series, which includes performances in train stations, warehouses, and libraries, as well as the fraught Fukushima site.

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Tyringham Garden Fete & Performance

July 23

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Join us for a special afternoon garden celebration featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an exclusive performance by dancers of The School’s 2017 Contemporary Program, and stimulating conversation. Tickets $250

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Koma's The Ghost Festival

Aug 9-11

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In a special post-show presentation, Koma presents his first solo work—a mobile, interactive performance/visual art installation. Catch this free performance on the Pillow grounds after Camille A. Brown & Dancers or Elvis Everywhere. FREE

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Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at The Clark

Aug 13

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The Trisha Brown Dance Company continues Brown’s legacy through its Trisha Brown: In Plain Site initiative at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. FREE

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