The Gala is much more than a night at the theater. Celebrate the opening of the season in style with a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of stellar performers, elegant cocktails, a delicious meal by The Old Inn on The Green, a rousing live auction in the theatre, an exciting silent auction under the tent, and plenty of lively dancing to the beats of DJ BFG.
Performances include The Hong Kong Ballet in The Frog Prince - A Ballet Chinois; Trey McIntyre Project in the achingly-beautiful duet, Bad Winter; and a rare performance by the legendary Carmen de Lavallade. Students from The School at Jacob's Pillow will perform in a world premiere by Jessica Lang, set to music by Vivaldi.
More highlights include the presentation of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, and the opening of two new exhibits: GOTTA DANCE! Dance Movie Posters from the Mike Kaplan Collection in Blake's Barn, and in the Ted Shawn Theatre, an exhibit celebrating the centennial of dance pioneers Ted Shawn & Ruth St. Denis.
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All proceeds benefit the non-profit programs of Jacob's Pillow Dance, a National Historic Landmark and National Medal of Arts recipient. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The School at Jacob's Pillow. You can take part in supporting this special place for dance by purchasing a Gala table or ticket, or making a donation to this special event.