The return of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is just around the corner with both on-site and virtual performances talks, classes, and special events on the schedule. Onsite events are scheduled for June 30th through August 29th, with online events streaming through September 23rd.
Spring always feels like a breath of fresh air and that’s doubly true in 2021. After a year of restrictions and cancellations, seeing a host of popular events return to the summer calendar is very exciting!
The much anticipated return of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is a perfect example. This beloved, annual event is America’s longest-running international dance festival and it’s just not summer in the Berkshires without it.
Of course, we’re not 100% back to normal and this year’s festival reflects these cautions. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2021 will be a mix of in-person and virtual events. Seating for in-person events is set at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing. Consequently tickets, which open to the general public on June 1st, are extremely limited.
On-site events will be performed in special, week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage. Additionally, there will also be onsite talks and classes, and a new exhibit. We’ll also see community events, traveling performances, and more.
2021 On-Site Performances & Events
Dorrance Dance Plays The Pillow – June 30 – July 4
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble – July 3, July 24, August 14
Contra-Tiempo – July 7–11
Commemorating the Opening of Jacob’s Garden – July 10
Ballet Hispánico – July 14–18 | $45
Eastern Woodland Dances – July 17
Brian Brooks / Moving Company – July 21–25
Viewpoint / Brian Brooks Immersive Technology – July 24
Life Encounters: Archie Burnett – July 28 – August 1
Emily Johnson / Catalyst – July 30 – August 1
Dallas Black Dance Theatre – August 4–8
Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born – August 6-7
Latasha Barnes Presents the Jazz Continuum – August 11–15
Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal – August 13-15
Streb – August 18–22
Soul Line Dance Party – August 21
Ballet Coast to Coast – August 25–29
Jumatatu M. Poe – August 26-28
Festival Finale – August 28
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2021
Jacob’s Pillow is located at 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, just minutes from our Berkshires bed and breakfast in Lee, MA: Applegate Inn. The beautiful Jacob’s Pillow campus is a National Historic Landmark and well worth exploring. Many enjoy taking a picnic on the grounds.