Modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn did more than legitimize men’s dance when he bought Jacob’s Pillow farm in 1931. He also started a beloved Berkshire tradition! Every year, people come from all over the world to perform in and enjoy Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
This year’s festival is hopping with the inclusion of the famed Miami City Ballet and the legendary Paul Taylor Dance Company. Camille A. Brown, the 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, will perform, along with UK-based artist Aakash Odedra, and Japanese-born artist Eiko Otake.
2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Main Events Schedule
85th Anniversary Season Opening Gala – Jun 17
Pilobolus – Jun 21-23
Miami City Ballet – Jun 21-25
Jonah Bokaer Choreography – Jun 21-25
TIRELESS: A Tap Dance ExperienceE Curated By Michelle Dorrance – Jun 28-Jul 2
NW Dance Project – Jun 28-Jul 2
All Styles Dance Battle – Jul 2
Jessica Lang Dance – Jul 5-9
Faye Driscoll – Jul 5-9
Paul Taylor Dance Company – Jul 12-16
Roy Assaf Dance – Jul 12-16
Compagnie Marie Chouinard – Jul 19-23
Aakash Odedra – Jul 19-23
Eiko’s A Body at the Pillow – Jul 22
Ballet Hispánico – Jul 26-30
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY – Jul 26-30
Doug Varone & Dancers – Aug 2-6
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion – Aug 2-6
Camille A. Brown & Dancers – Aug 9-13
Dendy/Donovan Projects’ Elvis Everywhere – Aug 9-13
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at The Clark – Aug 13
Trisha Brown Dance Company – Aug 16-20
Compañía Irene Rodríguez – Aug 16-19
A Jazz Happening – Aug 20
The Washington Ballet – Aug 23-27
The Principles of Uncertainty – Aug 23-27
Alumni Day – Aug 26
Festival Finale – Aug 26
The above list is only Special Events and Ticketed Eventd. The Festival includes over 200 events, including the above as well as talks, exhibits, classes, tours, free performances, and more.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
June 17th through August 27th, 2017
Visit www.jacobspillow.org or more information and tickets.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Lodging
Whenever you’re in the Berkshires, please consider Brook Farm Inn your home away from home. Our convenient location makes exploring the Berkshires by car, bike, or on foot a snap. We’re just minutes from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Center, Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and more. Despite this, Brook Farm Inn is secluded enough to be the perfect quiet retreat, as well. Book your stay at our Berkshires B&B today!