Special Events

Season Opening Gala

Jun 16

The summer kickoff party not to be missed, featuring exclusive, one-night-only performances including a world premiere by Annabelle Ochoa Lopez, performed by The School at Jacob’s Pillow; the presentation of the 2018 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award; spirited live & silent auctions; dinner on the Great Lawn; and a fabulous after party with dancing into the night!

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Sunday Film Series

Jun 24, Jul 15 & Aug 5

See intimate film showings presented in Blake's Barn select Sunday afternoons throughout Festival 2018! Tickets $10

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Inside/Out: Translucent Borders

Jun 27

Translucent Borders will host a three-day residency at Jacob’s Pillow, bringing together for the first time its global collaborators from Cuba, Israel, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Italy, with some artists making their U.S. debuts. The residency will culminate in the debut presentation of intercultural works-in-progress with more than twenty musicians and dancers as part of the Inside/Out Performance Series.

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All Styles Dance Battle

Jul 1

After an epic inaugural event in 2017, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie steps up to host our second annual dance battle, featuring Festival artists, participants of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, and surprise judges.

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Contemporary Dance from Spain Series

Jul 25-29

Join us for our Contemporary Dance from Spain Series, a special program with companies representing a myriad of contemporary dance from Spain! The week includes Madrid-based Compañía Sharon Fridman in the Doris Duke Theatre and Marcat Dance and The Carmen Fumero Dance Company as part of the Inside/Out Performance Series.

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Monica Bill Barnes & Company's Happy Hour

Jul 26-Aug 4

Come for a drink, stay for a life-changing experience. Sommers Studio is converted into an after-work office party, only to be crashed by performers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass!

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The Pillow Case

Aug 13

A benefit to celebrate the Pillow’s Community Engagement programming featuring performances by Leonardo Sandoval’s Music from the Sole and other special surprises at a picturesque private estate in Tyringham.

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GOTTA DANCE: New Faces for Broadway

Aug 19

Dancers of the Musical Theatre Dance Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow perform in a joyous celebration of dance and live music, directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker. This performance, formerly A Jazz Happening, benefits The School at Jacob's Pillow.

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Alumni Day

Aug 25

Reunite with old colleagues, connect with new people, and experience exciting performances. Dance the night away at the Festival Finale party!

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Festival Finale

Aug 25

The ultimate end-of-summer celebration! Dance the night away with desserts, drinks, and more on the Pillow’s Great Lawn.

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