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A space to come together to enjoy our precious art form
and to share the quintessential Jacob’s Pillow experience.

Gallim; photo Hayim Heron

OUR UPCOMING SUMMER

The Pillow will host our first-ever multi-platform festival in summer 2021, taking place both in person and online.

 

The beautiful grounds of Jacob’s Pillow—the traditional lands of the Agawam, the Nipmuc, the Pocumtuc, and the Mohican—offers a magnificent natural stage for dance. This summer we will host intimate, distanced ticketed performances on our outdoor stage as well as workshops, PillowTalks, and site-specific events where audiences can interact with our campus in new and exciting ways.

We will have rigorous COVID-19 compliant protocols for staff, artists, and audiences, created in collaboration with expert medical professionals and in accordance with Massachusetts state guidelines. Details about Festival artists and safety protocols will be announced later this spring. We will also continue with robust virtual programming so the thousands of people who discovered the Pillow online for the first time last summer will be able to continue to connect with us.

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A Conversation with Liz Lerman and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

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7NMS| E + M (Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders)

NEW VIRTUAL COMMISSIONS

Jacob’s Pillow is commissioning artists to create dances specially for digital platforms. Next up: new work from 7NMS| E + M (Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders), Chrybaby Cozie—whose film “Get the Lite” will highlight the contemporary hip-hop style Litefeet—and from Eiko (Otake), who will premiere a film created with Liz Sargent and Minos Papas in dialogue with the site of the Doris Duke Theatre, which burned down on November 17. Each commission will remain available to view for free after it premieres.

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