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


Co-Presented with MASS MoCA
December 9, 2023 | North Adams, MA

Initially developed at MASS MoCA in 2021, Maxine Lyle’s new work STEP SHOW: THE MUSICAL is a two-act theatrical production, currently in progress, that showcases African American step dance and its role in Black college life. Infusing body percussion with hip-hop, R&B, and soul, this intergenerational coming-of-age story takes a riveting ride through the world of step dance and its imprint on Black culture.

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This performance took place on October 7, 2023.

Three genre-defying artists join forces to tell the story of unpredictable romance & self-discovery in Heart of Brick, a theatrical dance and music production that ponders on the spirit & magic of Black queer nightlife.

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