Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob's Pillow Dance is lauded worldwide as a "hub and mecca of dancing" (TIME Magazine), "one of America's most precious cultural assets" (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and "the dance center of the nation" (The New York Times). "The Pillow" is a treasured 220-acreNational Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest-running international dance festival.

Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow's rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages.

Mission Statement
To support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.

Presentation
World premieres, U.S. debuts, master and emerging artists, and collaborations with composers, visual artists, and writers comprise over 160 performances presented each Festival season.

Creation
New work and the development of the art form are supported through commissions, the Creative Development Residency program, and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award.

Education
The School at Jacob's Pillow provides training by eminent faculty that not only produces great dancers, but also great artists. The Intern Program, Public School Programs, and Community Classes educate people of all ages about the art of dance.

Preservation
The Pillow is a National Historic Landmark with rare and extensive dance Archives encompassing materials from 1894 through today. The photography collections, films, library, exhibits, and video viewing stations are free and open to the public.

Engagement
The general public, students, scholars and artists are invited to experience dance through more than 200 free performances and talks, rehearsals, class observation, tours and interaction with artists, scholars, writers, filmmakers, and composers.

Additional Links: 
See great dance artists from around the world in Jacob's Pillow performance highlights from past decades to the present. Discover connections and influences among these artists, and test your dance knowledge with our video guessing game.
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Pamela
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Fax: 
413-243-4744
Mailing Address: 
358 GEORGE CARTER ROAD
BECKET, MA 01223-4001
Physical Address: 
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
Last Name: 
Tatge
Phone: 
413-243-9919

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Dance - Traditional
Design - General
Year Founded: 
1932
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performance Facilities
Activities and Services: 
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
350
Seasons Active: 
Summer
Geographic Reach: 
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Member of APNNE or NEP presenter consortium
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Doris Duke Studio Theatre
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
Venue Phone: 
413-243-9919
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dance floor
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
250
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Venue Name: 
Ted Shawn Theatre
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
Venue Phone: 
413-243-9919
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Fly space
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Venue Capacity: 
620
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)