Jacob’s Pillow collaborates with Berkshire institutions to co-present performances, residencies, and talks thereby expanding engagement in dance across the region.

MASS MoCA: Shamel Pitts | TRIBE

This event took place October 21-22, 2022 | North Adams, MA

Created by the visionary arts collective TRIBE—led by artistic director and choreographer Shamel Pitts—Touch of RED will have its world premiere at MASS MoCA this fall. Reimaging the boxing ring from a space of duels to one of duets, in Touch of RED energy builds not out of aggression or combat but through an electrifying effeminacy that heals.

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MASS MoCA: Eight Elements in Eight Hours

This event took place March 9-11, 2023 | North Adams, MA

In conjunction with William Kentridge Studios, Thulani Chauke, a principal dancer in Kentridge’s The Head and the Load—which was developed and previewed at MASS MoCA in 2018— will be in residence developing a new site-specific durational dance work set in a gallery space. Created in collaboration with Chauke’s fellow South African dancer, Albert Fana Tshabalala, and featuring improvised live music, museum visitors are welcome to come and go throughout the day.

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MASS MoCA: Rhythm Is Life | Dormeshia Tap Collective

This event took place April 8, 2023 | North Adams, MA

Joined by a smoking hot jazz trio and an ensemble of fellow hoofers, tap queen Dormeshia brings her critically acclaimed, classic-style tap concert to North Adams for an evening of thrilling percussive dance and music co-presented by Mass MoCA. Rhythm Is Life explores the grooves, breath, and pulse of life. Through a series of rhythmic explorations, Dormeshia creates a kaleidoscope of choreography that both moves with the universal pulse of life and invites others to find their own groove.

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MASS MoCA & Williams College: Urban Bush Women: Haint Blu

This event took place April 19-22, 2023 | North Adams, MA

After a multi-year developmental process working in collaboration with communities, artists, and presenters in Miami, Martha’s Vineyard, New Orleans, New York, and North Adams, Urban Bush Women returns to MASS MoCA with its newest artistic endeavor for a site-responsive performance in the galleries and throughout the museum campus.

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