Building Communities Through Dance

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

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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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JACOB’S PILLOW CURRICULUM IN MOTION®

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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JACOB’S PILLOW CURRICULUM IN MOTION® INSTITUTE

A year-long intensive training program in the Curriculum in Motion® method: a co-creative workshop/residency model applying choreographers’ methods to the curriculum, question, issue or theme of a community partner.

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DANCE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE™

An interactive process of learning, facilitated community conversations, and co-created responses to social justice concerns in our community, giving community members space to share their voice, movement, and skills in a co-creative process.

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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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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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How Does Your Community Move?