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Virtual Pillow

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


Thanks for joining us in 2020. We will return fresh in the new year with several announcements about our winter and spring programming, including the continuation of our Inside the Pillow Lab series. Since October, we have welcomed a small number of artists to campus for COVID-19-compliant residencies to develop new works. Our next short film screening will spotlight Dorrance Dance during their winter on-site residency at the Pillow.

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Fall 2020 Residencies


Jacob’s Pillow commissions artists this fall to create dances specially for digital platforms. First: Francesca Harper offers a powerful reflection on civil rights, with dancers from the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Watch her piece “Still”—which premiered on Pillow social media Thursday, October 8—on our YouTube channel.

Expect additional new work from 7NMS| E + M (Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders). Each commission will remain available to view for free after it premieres.

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Curriculum in Motion®
Spring Talks with Artists/Educators

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Watch Videos and Playlists

Dive into a growing selection of specially themed Playlists of videos featuring clips from the 1930s to today, curated by Director of Preservation Norton Owen.

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Read Interviews and Essays

Uncover a series of multimedia essays offering insights from dance scholars and pathways to hundreds of rare videos, photos, programs, and more.

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Play the Guess Game

How well do you know Jacob's Pillow performances and artists? Answer 10 randomly generated questions to find out. Test your dance knowledge, then challenge your friends!

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