Jacob’s Pillow Announces 2020 Dance Festival Line-up

January 15, 2020—Jacob’s Pillow announces the full season lineup for Festival 2020 featuring world premieres, new commissions, anniversary celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements, U.S. debuts, and work developed at the Pillow Lab. Founded by American modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn in 1933 and entering its 88th consecutive summer in 2020, Jacob’s Pillow is home to the longest-running dance festival in the…

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Winter/Spring 2020 Events

December 18, 2019 (Becket, MA)—Jacob’s Pillow announces public events held January through May in its Winter/Spring season, featuring co-presentations with local cultural partners; Pillow Parties; workshops and classes; Pillow Pop-Ups; and more. Events take place January through May on the Pillow’s 220-acre campus in Becket, MA and across Berkshire County. As the Pillow continues to…

Urban Bush Women Bring “Walking with ‘Trane” to Jacob’s Pillow

August 7, 2019 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow presents Urban Bush Women in Walking with ‘Trane, August 21-25 in the Doris Duke Theatre. In this evening-length work, Urban Bush Women draw inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. Walking with ‘Trane highlights the company’s ability to weave…

Canada’s Red Sky Performance is the centerpiece of “The Land On Which We Dance” – a Landmark Gathering of Indigenous Dance and Culture at Jacob’s Pillow

July 22, 2019 – (Becket, MA) Red Sky Performance makes their Doris Duke Theatre debut with the U.S. Premiere of Trace, August 7-11. Red Sky is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide, led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde. “Magnificent in the scope of its imagination” (Globe and Mail), Trace is…

DANCE REVIEW: Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group

by Jenny Hansell Pity the reviewer who finds herself penless, a challenge made even more so when reviewing dance, that most ephemeral and non-verbal art. At Jacob’s Pillow this past weekend, with a nonfunctioning implement and unable to scribble specific descriptions of moments and movements, I was forced to simply immerse myself in the experience,…

Jacob’s Pillow Presents Caleb Teicher & Company “More Forever”

July 9, 2019 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow presents Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) in their Doris Duke Theatre debut with contemporary composer and pianist Conrad Tao, July 24-28. CT&Co and Tao collaborate in More Forever, a highly anticipated new work that explores tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop on a stage filled with a…