Festival 2018


We’ve planned a jam-packed Festival Season that’s equal parts cutting-edge and crowd-pleasing, including multiple Pillow debuts and world premieres, live music collaborations, work that was developed at our Pillow Lab, and companies that are returning to the Pillow for the first time in years like PHILADANCO!Limón Dance CompanyHouston Ballet, and ODC/Dance. Highlights include opening the season with The Royal Danish Ballet, one of the world’s most highly respected ballet companies, presenting the U.S. debut of Compañía Sharon Fridman, ending with an artist-curated program by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht, and much, much more.

Join us from June 20-August 26 2018.

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Ticketed Performances

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE with Arturo O’Farrill & Resist

Jul 25-29
Returning to the Pillow, this company performs a soulful and uplifting new work marked by Brown’s iconic blend of African, Caribbean, and contemporary choreography set to Arturo O’Farrill’s GRAMMY Award-winning Latin jazz. | LIVE MUSIC

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Compañía Sharon Fridman

Jul 25-29
This Madrid-based company makes its U.S. debut in a program that highlights athletic, adventurous work rooted in contact improvisation, including the captivating duet Hasta Dónde..? and Max Award-winning Free fall.

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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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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Aug 1-5
On the occasion of their 40th Anniversary, this world-renowned force in contemporary dance returns with a diverse program of today’s leading choreographers.

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Faye Driscoll

Aug 1-5
2018 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner Faye Driscoll returns for the second consecutive summer, challenging audiences to expand their perceptions about dance in Thank You For Coming: Play.

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Limón Dance Company

Aug 8-12
A vanguard of American modern dance, the Limón Dance Company brings to the life the immediacy of classics by José Limón alongside vibrant, new choreography by Kate Weare and others.

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Paramodernities by Netta Yerushalmy

Aug 8-12
The world premiere of Paramodernities deconstructs the work of iconic modernist choreographers like Ailey, Balanchine, and Fosse, performing them alongside the scholarly contributions that help contextualize them.

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Houston Ballet

Aug 15-18
Houston Ballet returns for the first time in almost 40 years with a program celebrating a wide range of classic and contemporary ballet with work by Trey McIntyre and a Pillow-commissioned world premiere by Artistic Director Stanton Welch.

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Sonya Tayeh

Aug 15-19
Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-winner Sonya Tayeh presents you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance symphony in collaboration with vocalist Jo Lampert and indie-folk duo The Bengsons. | LIVE MUSIC

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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.

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Stars of American Ballet

Aug 22-26
Daniel Ulbricht curates Stars of American Ballet in celebration of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins’ centennial, bringing some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents to the intimate Ted Shawn Theatre. | LIVE MUSIC

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ODC/Dance

Aug 22-26
San Francisco-based ODC/Dance flaunts rigorous technique and full-throttle partnering, performing Dead Reckoning in a sea of mesmerizing green confetti, and the enigmatic Triangulating Euclid.

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