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Los Angeles-Based Contemporary Company BODYTRAFFIC Returns to Jacob's Pillow

LOS ANGELES-BASED CONTEMPORARY COMPANY BODYTRAFFIC RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 1 - 5June 30, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following a successful Pillow debut in 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC in the Doris...

Tap Sensation Dorrance Dance Returns with the Live Music of Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project

TAP SENSATION DORRANCE DANCE RETURNS WITH THE LIVE MUSIC OFTOSHI REAGON AND BIGLovely IN THE BLUES PROJECTAT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 1-5June 30, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following two sold-out engagements in both 2013 and 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance...

Jacob's Pillow Hosts its Annual Weekend OUT, July 1-5

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS ITS ANNUALWEEKEND OUT JULY 3 - 5Each season, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival celebrates its LGBTQ history,connections, and community with an annual Weekend OUT. In 2015, Weekend OUTwill take place Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July...

New York Theatre Ballet Brings Family-Friendly Ballet Cinderella to Jacob's Pillow

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET BRINGS FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALLET CINDERELLATO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JUNE 24-28June 19, 2015 - (Becket, Mass) Returning to Jacob's Pillow after back-to-back appearances in the Inside/Out performance series in 2007 and 2008, New York Theatre Ballet performs...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Opens with Elite Canadian Contemporary Elite Canadian Contemporary Ensemble Ballet BC

June 18, 2015--(Becket, MA) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28. Led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, former soloist of...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Hosts a Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Event for the Newly Expanded Blake's Barn

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS A GRAND REOPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING EVENT FOR THE NEWLY EXPANDED BLAKE'S BARN, HOME OF THE PILLOW'S EXTENSIVE DANCE ARCHIVESJune 11, 2015 - (Becket, MA) On June 23 at 5pm, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will celebrate the...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Hosts Morning Dance Classes

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL HOSTS MORNING DANCE CLASSESOPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELSBEGINNING JUNE 8 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival kicks off the summer season by opening its historic grounds and studios to the community through morning dance classes beginning...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Kicks Off 2015 Season on June 13

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF 2015 SEASON ON JUNE 13;350 FREE & TICKETED DANCE PERFORMANCES, TALKS, CLASSES, EXHIBITS; LIVE MUSIC, WORLD PREMIERES, AND CO-COMMISSIONS; COMPANIES FROM CUBA, FRANCE, GERMANY, CANADA, THE NETHERLANDSMay 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim...

June 20: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Season Opening Gala

GALA PROGRAM INCLUDES MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, LIZ GERRING DANCE COMPANY, AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S DANIIL SIMKIN, AND NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S SARA MEARNS AND RUSSELL JANZENLIVE AUCTION FEATURING LUXURY TRIP FOR FOUR TO CUBA LED BY CHRISTIE'S AUCTIONEERJacob's Pillow Dance Festival...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTSTHREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOSTSTARRING IRA GLASS, HOST OF PUBLIC RADIO'S THIS AMERICAN LIFE, WITH DANCERS MONICA BILL BARNES AND ANNA BASSSPECIAL PRE - FESTIVAL EVENT JUNE 13 & 14 May 4, 2015 - (Becket, MA)...

Andrea Sholler Joins Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival as General Manager

ANDREA SHOLLER JOINS JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVALAS GENERAL MANAGERApril 29, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces today that Andrea Sholler, former Associate Director of The Tow Foundation and Executive Director of Dance Theater Workshop, will join the...

2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Goes to Artist Liz Gerring

2015 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AWARD GOES TO ARTIST LIZ GERRINGCHOREOGRAPHER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF LIZ GERRING DANCE COMPANYAWARD CARRIES $25,000 CASH PRIZE GERRING TO ACCEPT IN PERSON AT SEASON OPENING GALA JUNE 20 April 20, 2015 (Becket, MA) -- This year's Jacob's Pillow...

Adam H. Weinert, Jacob's Pillow Alumnus, Festival artist, and Research Fellow Brings the Works of Pillow Founder Ted Shawn to the Tate Modern in London, May 13-16

ADAM H. WEINERT,JACOB'S PILLOW ALUMNUS, FESTIVAL ARTIST, AND RESEARCH FELLOW,BRINGS THE WORKS OF PILLOW FOUNDER TED SHAWN TOTHE TATE MODERN IN LONDON, MAY 13-16 April 6, 2015- (Becket, MA) Dancer and choreographer Adam H. Weinert, an alumnus of The School at...

Chicago Auditions - Open Call Master Classes

CHICAGO AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW, WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTER AUDITIONS HELD FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1 The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions...

Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA Present KEIGWIN + COMPANY

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AND MASS MoCA PRESENT NEW YORK CITY-BASED CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE KEIGWIN + COMPANYAPRIL 11 AND 12 AT MASS MoCAFebruary 10, 2015 - (North Adams, MA) Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present KEIGWIN + COMPANY, April...

Los Angeles Dance Auditions - Open Call Master Class

LOS ANGELES DANCE AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW,  WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTER AUDITIONS HELD FEBRUARY 7-8The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions in Los...

New York City Dance Auditions - Open Call Master Class

NEW YORK CITY DANCE AUDITIONS - OPEN CALL MASTER CLASSESTHE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW, WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTERAUDITIONS HELD JANUARY 17-18, FEBRUARY 14-15, AND MARCH 21-22The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the...

Miami Dance Auditions: Open Call Auditions for The School at Jacob's Pillow

MIAMI DANCE AUDITIONS  OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW,  WORLD RENOWNED DANCE TRAINING CENTERAUDITIONS HELD JANUARY 10-11The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions in Miami, Florida, for...

The School at Jacob's Pillow Announces 2015 Professional Advancement Programs

THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOW ANNOUNCES2015 PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMSDIRECTED BY WORLD-RENOWNED CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCE ARTISTSNEW PROGRAM FOR 2015 --SOCIAL DANCES: JAZZ TO HIP-HOP December 22, 2014 (Becket, Mass.) --In the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2015 Season

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASONLIVE MUSIC, WORLD PREMIERES, CO-COMMISSIONS; COMPANIES FROM CUBA, FRANCE, GERMANY, CANADA, THE NETHERLANDSMarch 31, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new...

Announcing Four Festival 2015 Companies and Expansion of the Pillow Archives Facility

FOLLOWING A RECORD-BREAKING 2014 FESTIVALJACOB'S PILLOW DANCE MOVES INTO A NEW SEASON ANNOUNCING FOUR FESTIVAL 2015 COMPANIES AND EXPANSION OF THE PILLOW ARCHIVES FACILITYNovember 20, 2014 - (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance and ticket sales of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance...

Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Informal Showing at Conte Community School

NOVEMBER 14: JACOB'S PILLOW CURRICULUM IN MOTION® INFORMAL SHARING AT CONTE COMMUNITY SCHOOLTHIRD GRADE STUDENTS LEARN MATH THROUGH MOVEMENTWhat: An Informal Sharing of the Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Residency at Conte Community School will take place this Friday, November 14 at...

Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award Goes to Alumna of The School at Jacob's Pillow

MARTHA HILL 2014 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD GOES TO MASSACHUSETTS NATIVE DANIELLE REINSTEINALUMNA OF THE SCHOOL AT JACOB'S PILLOWOctober 28, 2014- (Becket, MA)The prestigious Martha Hill 2014 Young Professional Award will go to Danielle Robin Reinstein of Sudbury, Massachusetts, an alumna of...

Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA Co-Present THE WATERSHED

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AND MASS MoCA CO-PRESENT THE WATERSHEDNEW WORK BY KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTIONOCTOBER 18 AND 19 AT MASS MoCAAugust 21, 2014 - (North Adams, MA) A Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, and critically lauded choreographer who pairs...

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Closes The 82nd Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, August 20-24

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET CLOSES  THE 82ND JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 20-24 August 15, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the...

LeeSaar The Company Brings "Grass and Jackals" to Jacob's Pillow

LEESAAR THE COMPANY BRINGS GRASS AND JACKALS TO JACOB'S PILLOW, A VISUALLY ARRESTING CLOSE TO THE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 20-24August 16, 2014- (Becket, MA) LeeSaar The Company closes Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014 with the captivating evening-length work Grass and Jackals, a...

doug elkins choreography, etc. Brings Humorous and Heartwarming Works to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

DOUG ELKINS CHOREOGRAPHY, ETC. BRINGS HUMOROUS AND HEARTWARMING WORKS TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 13-17August 10, 2014- (Becket, MA) Brilliant theatricality and a fusion of dance styles come to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival August 13-17 with doug elkins choreography,...

From Brazil, Companhia Urbana De Dança Returns To Jacob's Pillow With A World Premiere, August 13-16

FROM BRAZIL, COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW WITH A WORLD PREMIERE, AUGUST 13-16 August 9, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Following the Pillow company debut of Companhia Urbana de Dança last summer, the ensemble returns to Jacob's...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Rare East Coast Engagement Of Pacific Northwest Ballet, August 6-10

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS RARE EAST COAST ENGAGEMENT OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET, AUGUST 6-10 August 05, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), one of America's premier ballet companies, makes a rare East Coast appearance this summer...

David Roussève/REALITY Brings Poignant Dance-Theatre Work, STARDUST, to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

DAVID ROUSSÈVE/REALITY BRINGS POIGNANT DANCE-THEATRE WORK, STARDUST, TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 6-10 IN CONNECTION WITH WEEKEND OUT August 5, 2014- (Becket, MA) Bringing a contemporary variation on the traditional coming of age story, David Roussève/REALITY comes to Jacob's...

Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider Perform World Premiere of Chalk and Soot

DANCE HEGINBOTHAM AND BROOKLYN RIDER PERFORM WORLD PREMIERE OF CHALK AND SOOT WITH SHARA WORDEN AND GABRIEL KAHANE AT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JULY 30 - AUGUST 3July 26, 2014- (Becket, MA) In the evening-length world premiere of Chalk and Soot, choreographer...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Australian Circus-Arts Company Circa In "S" July 30-August 3

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS AUSTRALIAN CIRCUS-ARTS COMPANY CIRCA IN "S" JULY 30-AUGUST 3 July 26, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Bringing circus arts into the 21st century, the astonishing performers of the Australian company Circa return to Jacob's Pillow...

Dorrance Dance Returns for a Two Week Run

DORRANCE DANCE RETURNS FOR A TWO WEEK RUNFEATURING A WORLD PREMIERE AND LIVE MUSIC AT JACOB'S PILLOW, JULY 16-27July 10, 2014- (Becket, MA) Dorrance Dance returns for an extended, two-week run at Jacob's Pillow, July 16-27 in the Doris Duke...

Mark Morris Dance Group Returns To Jacob's Pillow For A Celebratory "Festival Within A Festival"

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP RETURNS TO JACOB'S PILLOW FOR A CELEBRATORY "FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL"July 9, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Choreographer Mark Morris is celebrated for his deep, witty, poetic, brazen, joyful dances and an abiding commitment to live music. This...

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 Brings Dancers of New York City Ballet to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

DANIEL ULBRICHT/BALLET 2014 BRINGS DANCERS OF NEW YORK CITY BALLET TO JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL July 7, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 offers an exclusive opportunity for audiences to experience some of today's most remarkable ballet dancers in the intimate Ted...

Jacob's Pillow Exhibit Features Vintage Movie Posters

SUMMER EXHIBIT GOTTA DANCE! AT JACOB'S PILLOWCELEBRATES VINTAGE MOVIE POSTER ARTFREE TALK WITH COLLECTOR MIKE KAPLAN ON JUNE 27 June 21, 2014 (Becket, Mass) - The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA...

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group Presents Moses(es)

CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY REGGIE WILSON/FIST & HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP PRESENTS MOSES(ES) AT JACOB'S PILLOW, JULY 9-13 June 18, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) With an array of ideas and images at its source, Reggie Wilson's Moses(es) takes audiences on a captivating journey in six...

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Jacob's Pillow

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM RETURNS FOR FESTIVAL 2014 WITH DYNAMIC, EVOCATIVE PROGRAM OF BALLETS June 17, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Following a successful opening week of Festival 2013, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns with an all-new program. DTH gave its first professional performance...

Compagnia TPO Presents Immersive, Family-Friendly Show

JACOB'S PILLOW PRESENTSITALIAN DANCE-THEATRE ENSEMBLE COMPAGNIA TPO IN IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION BLEU! FOR ALL AGES JULY 2-6 June 12, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) From Italy, the innovative dance-theatre group Compagnia TPO travels to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to present Bleu!, a wondrous interactive production...

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Appears in Diverse Program

AUDIENCE FAVORITE HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO  APPEARS IN A DIVERSE PROGRAM OF CONTEMPORARY WORKS, JULY 2-6 June 12, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing...

Jacob's Pillow Presents Exclusive "Unreal Hip-Hop" Program

EXCLUSIVE UNREAL HIP-HOP PROGRAMBRINGS SLEEK, STYLISH INNOVATIONTO THE DORIS DUKE THEATREFEATURING DECADANCETHEATRE,EPHRAT "BOUNCE" ASHERIE, AND THE WONDERTWINS June 8, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff brings together some of today's most innovative hip-hop dancemakers for...

Trey McIntyre Project to Give Final Performances at Jacob's Pillow

TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT TO GIVE FINAL PERFORMANCES AS A FULLTIME DANCE COMPANY AT JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, JUNE 25-29 June 6, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) A bold company with a strong Jacob's Pillow history including five engagements since 2005, Trey McIntyre Project will...

2014 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award to go to Contemporary Choreographer John Heginbotham

2014 JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE AWARD GOES TO CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHER JOHN HEGINBOTHAMAWARD CARRIES $25,000 CASH PRIZE HEGINBOTHAM TO ACCEPT IN PERSON AT SEASON OPENING GALA JUNE 14 May 26, 2014 (Becket, MA) -- This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a...

Jacob's Pillow Presents World Premiere of As I Remember It by Carmen de Lavallade

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2014 OPENS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AS I REMEMBER IT STARRING CARMEN DE LAVALLADE May 23, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Carmen de Lavallade's career as a dancer, choreographer, and stage and film actress spans more than six decades...

Festival 2014 Opens with Return of The Hong Kong Ballet

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2014 OPENS WITH RETURN OF THE HONG KONG BALLET May 22, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Following its 2012 Jacob's Pillow debut, The Hong Kong Ballet returns with sleek elegance, technical precision, and a range of contemporary ballets. Directed...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Present Final Farewell Performances of Trey McIntyre Project June 25-29, 2014

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL TO PRESENT FINAL FAREWELL PERFORMANCES OF TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT JUNE 25-29, 2014 January 6, 2014 - (Becket, MA) This June, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will host the final farewell performances of Trey McIntyre Project as a full-time...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the 2014 Season

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE 2014 SEASON 350 FREE & TICKETED DANCE PERFORMANCES, TALKS, CLASSES, EXHIBITS & COMPANIES FROM AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, ITALY & BEYOND JUNE 14 - AUGUST 24January 6, 2014 - (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance of...

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