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Building Communities Through Dance

Pillow artists and staff develop programs that connect participants to the physical, emotional, intellectual and inspirational world of dance.

Artists at Work

Inspired by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA), Artists at Work is a program created in 2020 supporting artists and fostering healthy community during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists at Work (AAW) pairs artists with organizations, supporting artists in creating new work while addressing community needs.

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College Partnership Program

College students and educators are invited to use the Pillow’s resources year-round. Partners engage in the artistic process by attending Pillow Lab residency showings and find support for their academic research in the Archives.

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Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob's Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow collaborates with the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and becomes a satellite of the nationally renowned dance teacher education program. Founded by Jody Gottfried Arnhold and designed to serve as a practical alternative to traditional university dance education programs, DEL addresses the needs of professional dancers, dance teachers, classroom teachers, and dance students. Learn about upcoming workshops!

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Pittsfield Moves!

A collaboration between Jacob’s Pillow and The Berkshire Bridges – Working Cities Pittsfield Initiative, this year-long project supports local stakeholders in developing a practice of storytelling and relationship building through movement.

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The Pittsfield-Pillow Express

The dance center of the nation is just a bus ride away! The Pillow is now offering FREE round-trip bus transportation from five Pittsfield neighborhoods.

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Drawing upon K-12 academic topics as source material, choreographic works are developed by students through a co-teaching process between classroom teachers and the Pillow's roster of prominent Artist Educators.

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An Extraordinary Place to See Dance