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Get Set for the 85th Annual Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival!

May 19th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017A Berkshires tradition turns 85 this year! Don’t miss out on any of the excitement: come celebrate Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s 85th anniversary season. June 17th through August 27th, 2017.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running international dance festival. The Pillow Dance festival has filled Berkshire summers with a wealth of dance performances, workshops, and more since 1932.

The 85th anniversary Pillow Dance Festival promises even more excitement. More than 200 free performances are on the schedule, along with numerous special and members-only events.

Highlights of the 2017 Pillow Dance Festival ticketed performances include:
The Miami City Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and UK-based artist Aakash Odedra. Camille A Brown, 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, returns and Eiko Otake presents a special, limited engagement piece.

The free and always popular Inside/Out performances will be back for Pillow Dance 2017. The performers include both established and emerging dance companies. Past performances have included classical ballet, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, flamenco, swing, and many international styles. Audiences are encouraged to interact and enjoy the shows as a community and each performance is followed by a brief Q&A session.

Highlights of the 2017 Inside/Out series include:
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Sounds of Korea, and Canada’s Red Sky Performance.

Beyond all the amazing performances, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will keep you busy with classes, talks & tours, and exhibits. Plus, you’re on National Historic Landmark grounds! Take a look around, explore, there are even 30-minute walking tours. Hungry? Feel free to have a picnic on the grounds or dine at one of the on-site restaurants.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2017

June 17th through August 27th
358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223
Looking for tickets, a full schedule, or other details? Visit www.jacobspillow.org.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Lodging
Tickets are going fast and lodging is, too. If you’re hoping to attend one or more Pillow Dance performances, time is of the essence! Applegate Inn is a mere 15 minutes away from Jacob’s Pillow Dance! In fact, our convenient location in Lee, MA, puts all the best of the Berkshires right at your fingertips! Talk about convenience – but more than that, comfort and service as well. Stay at Applegate Inn for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival or anytime you’re in the Berkshires!

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