Festival 2023

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will return for summer 2023, with a full season of onsite performances as well as community programs in Berkshire County and virtual events. At this time, we are excited to announce three of the companies performing in Festival 2023—scroll down for details.


The full program will be announced in early 2023. Tickets go on sale to Jacob’s Pillow Members as early as March 6, 2023, based on Member level. General View the Member Pre-Sale Calendar here. General on sale will begin April 17, 2023.


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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Ted Shawn Theatre | Aug 9–13 | Week 7
Founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the company will make its Pillow debut this summer with a program that includes STAR DUST, a one-act tribute to the genre-bending innovation of rock star David Bowie that features many of Bowie’s iconic hit songs. The Los Angeles Times said the piece “highlights how well-matched Complexions is to the genre-hopping, categorization-defying Bowie.”

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Ted Shawn Theatre | Aug 16–23 | Week 8
The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance since its founding in 1926. Today, the company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Compagnie Käfig

Ted Shawn Theatre | Aug 23–27 | Week 9
Compagnie Käfig’s Artistic Director, Mourad Merzouki, has been a key figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s. Merzouki’s work with Compagnie Käfig moves at the crossroads of various disciplines, adding circus, martial arts, fine arts, video and live music to the exploration of hip-hop. The company’s multidisciplinary approach looks to contemporary influences on – and the future of – hip-hop in our culture, while remembering the roots of the hip-hop movement and its social and geographic origins.

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Ted Shawn Theatre; photo David Dashiell

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