Get set for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022! This year’s event marks 90 years of fantastic festivals and a hopeful end to two years of cancelled and weather vulnerable outdoor performances. June 22nd through August 28th, 2022.
America’s longest-running international dance festival is back in the theatre and celebrating 90 years of dance performances. Modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn kicked off the beloved festival at Jacob’s Pillow Farm in the 1932 and it has been going strong ever since.
This year’s festival promises a full season of onsite performances, virtual events, community programs, and more. Performances will be presented in the newly-renovated Ted Shawn Theatre and the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.
Highlights include a premiere by choreographer Ronald K. Brown, and performances by Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley, principal dancers of the New York City Ballet. We’ll also see the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Enemble, tap dancer Dormeshia, and Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M. The 90th Anniversary Season will also feature 20 very special, one-night-only events on the Henry J. Leir Stage.
Perhaps best of all, Applegate Inn is only 15 minutes away from Jacob’s Pillow. Spend the day at the farm, taking in the amazing performances, then it’s just a short drive to the comforts of your room at Appelgate Inn. Perfect!
2022 Ticketed Performances
90th Anniversary Gala – June 18
America(na) To Me – June 22–26
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Performance Ensemble – June 25
Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE – June 29–July 3
BODYTRAFFIC – June 29–July 3
Loni Landon Dance Project – July 1–2
SW!NG OUT – July 6–10
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham – July 13–17
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Performance Ensemble – July 16
Limón Dance Company – July 20–24
Music From The Sole – July 20–24
Black Grace – July 27–31
Dichotomous Being: An Evening with Taylor Stanley – July 27–31
Michelle N. Gibson with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra / NOJO 7 – July 29–30
Alonzo King Lines Ballet – August 3–7
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble – August 6
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – August 10–14
Dance Heginbotham – August 10–14
Liz Lerman – August 10–13
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Enemble – August 17–21
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Theatre: Afro-Latin Immersion Performance Ensemble – August 20
Miami City Ballet – August 24–28
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022
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.
Jacob’s Pillow members have access to tickets on March 7th, with sales to the general public opening April 6th. Visit the Jacob’s Pillow website for more information. You can also find the festival on Facebook.