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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All Styles Dance Battle

July 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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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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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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