The Pillow continues to offer a range of special engagements that take place outside the traditional Festival schedule, often in non-traditional theater settings. Join us for these exciting public events throughout the year!
In Pittsfield, MA
A segment of Pillow Pop-Up Performances includes a Pillow-curated dance series presented in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival. Third Thursday runs May-September from 5-8pm where North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street. All events at Third Thursday are family-friendly, FREE, and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more. Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.
At Local Culturals
Jacob’s Pillow collaborates with Berkshire institutions to co-present performances, residencies, and talks thereby expanding engagement in dance across the region. Learn more about Co-Presentations.
2019 Pillow Pop-Up Performances
Third Thursday: Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective
Jun 20 | Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance! TL Collective fuses contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop with elements of groove and acrobatics, bringing high levels of athleticism to the stage.Learn More
Third Thursday: Teelin Irish Dance Company
Jul 18 | Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance! Based in Columbia, Maryland, the Teelin Irish Dance Company's innovative style fuses traditional Irish step dance with contemporary dance.Learn More
Third Thursday: Tapped In: Alumni of The School at Jacob’s Pillow
Aug 15 | Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance by alums of The School at Jacob's Pillow. Tapped In features tap dancers Demi Remick and Jabu Graybeal performing tap solos, with others to be announced.Learn More
Pillow Pop-Up: Martha Graham Dance Company at Clark Art
Aug 18 | After a week of performances at Jacob’s Pillow, the celebrated Martha Graham Dance Company performs a special site-specific iteration of The EVE Project at the Clark Art Museum. Catch this FREE Pillow Pop-Up performance inWilliamstown, MA!Learn More
Third Thursday: Barkha Dance Company
Sep 19 | For Third Thursday, Barkha Dance Company (BDC)'s Artistic Director, Barkha Patel performs a solo of pure Kathak dance accompanied with live music by Mike Lukshis on Tabla, the main percussion instrument of Kathak, and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmonium. BDC creates works to forge links between contemporary themes and traditional Indian Kathak dance.Learn More
Third Thursday: All Styles Dance Battle
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May 16 | Jacob’s Pillow kicks off the first of Discover Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festivals with an All Styles Dance Battle. Taking place in the Pillow’s monthly Dance Zone on North Street, the battle is open to participants of all ages, abilities, and styles and features Berkshire-favorite DJ BFG spinning tracks live. Community judges will decide who will be the crowned winner—for bragging rights and a $250 cash prize.
All Pillow Pop-Up Performances are FREE and open to the public.
Check out the full schedule of Third Thursday events on discoverpittsfield.com: