From June to August, the Pillow hosts more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances from contemporary to flamenco, tap and blues, bharata natyam and Indian classical dance, contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, Argentine malambo and more.
This year, in the summer of 2020, the longest-running dance festival in the United States now comes directly to you… for free!
Join in their first-ever Virtual Festival, to watch beloved performances from the past ten years, learn from a curated series of PillowTalks with leaders in the field, connect at an online version of their beloved intergenerational movement class Families Dance Together, and dance in a new Master Class Series from The School at Jacob’s Pillow.
Time magazine has called the festival “a hub and mecca of dancing” ; Mikhail Baryshnikov has named it one of America’s most precious cultural assets, and the New York Times has recognized it as the dance center of the nation.
In the cooler season, the Pillow hosts residencies, dance parties and occasional public performances at its main campus and collaborates with MASS MoCA to present live performances at the museum in North Adams.
The festival is based in Becket, about an hour’s gentle and scenic drive south of Williamstown, making it an easy day-trip or evening out from here.