Special Events

Season Opening Gala

Jun 16

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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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Gala After Party

Jun 16

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Start your summer dancing! Enjoy this fabulous dance party featuring Paul Loren & his ‘One-Night Only’ Band as we kick off Festival 2018.

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Inside/Out: Translucent Borders

Jun 27

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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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Industry Week at the Pillow

Jul 18-20

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Local Berkshire businesses are invited to enjoy a night at Inside/Out for our first annual Industry Week! Each evening is dedicated to a specific industry. Stop by to say hello, enjoy a performance, and learn more about how you can partner with the Pillow.

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Site-Specific Performance: Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion

July 25

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Boston-based Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM) makes dance and theatre, often translating the humane within everyday lives into performance. In a special performance, Public Displays of Motion will perform site-specific pop-up performances on and around the Pillow’s grounds prior to the evening performances.

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Contemporary Dance from Spain Series

Jul 25-29

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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

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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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Sunday Film Series

Jun 24, Jul 15 & Aug 5

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

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The Pillow Case

Aug 12

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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

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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

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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

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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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