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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival returns for its 92nd season

BECKET, MA—This summer, Jacob’s Pillow will produce the 92nd season of its premier international dance festival, in a nine-week celebration of artists and dance companies performing locally, nationally, and around the world.


Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2024 will run June 26 through August 25, and will feature indoor performances in the Ted Shawn Theatre and outdoor performances on the Henry J. Leir Stage.


Companies featured in this summer’s lineup are an eclectic mix of Jacob’s Pillow debuts and longtime audience favorites who have appeared across more than 50 years of the festival’s history. Onstage performances will span genres and styles from ballet and modern to hip-hop, tap, flamenco, circus, Indigenous dance, and more. In addition to U.S.-based companies, the festival will also present companies based in Canada, England, Switzerland, Italy, Argentina, Spain, and beyond.


Many events will feature live music, and all are family-friendly. The festival will also include special events, parties, classes and workshops, exhibitions and talks, digital premieres, live streams, and pop-up performances in Berkshire County. Many of these offerings will be free of charge.


The nine companies to perform for one week each in the theater are Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Social Tango Project, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Parsons Dance, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Companies with multi-night runs on the outdoor stage will include M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Pathways to Performance (a project of Theresa Ruth Howard’s MoBBallet), Dancers of Damelahamid, David Dorfman Dance, and Gibney Company. Descriptions may be found below.


The outdoor Leir Stage will also feature numerous one-day-only events, including performance ensembles from The School at Jacob’s Pillow summer programs in Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. Additional performances on the outdoor stage will be announced and the complete program for festival 2024 beyond onstage performances will be announced in April.


Jacob’s Pillow will hold its largest fundraising event of the year—the Season Opening Gala—on June 22, featuring a livestream of live performances and a presentation of the 2024 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to this year’s recipient, to be announced this spring.


Community Day will also return this year, providing free, all-ages daytime performances by regional dance artists, as well as activities around the campus on August 16.


This year will host the return of two annual gatherings: Pillow Pride and the All Styles Dance Battle. Pillow Pride—a celebration of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities—will be held on the weekend of July 13-14, including a performance by the MasterZ at Work Dance Family with Courtney Topanga Washington. The All Styles Dance Battle will be held on the evening of August 2. Tickets to parties will be available beginning in March, in time for member pre-sale.


Member pre-sale begins March 4, with tiered access available to Jacob’s Pillow members based on membership level. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 11. To learn more visit jacobspillow.org/membership.

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