Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jacob’s Pillow, A Berkshire’s Gem

In the Berkshires we are getting ready for the seasonal opening of Jacob’s Pillow. On
June 16, the 80th Anniversary Season Opening Gala (http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2012/06/gala-2012/) was held marking the opening of the season. Celebrating eight decades of dance, it featured international renowned performers followed by a dinner and live auction.

Jacob’s Pillow offers free outdoor performances for the young and old. Check out their
Inside/Out series, performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm.

For the full schedule please visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/insideout-schedule/index.php Performances start Wednesday, June 20.

Inside/Out moves to an indoor studio in the event of rain and seating is very limited indoors. Please call the Box Office at 413-243-0745 the day of the performance after 5:30 PM to learn if the performance has been moved to an indoor venue.

Ticketed performances begin June 20th as well on a variety of stages.

2012 Schedule:

Mimulus, June 20-June 24, 2012
Circa, June 20-June 24, 2012
Morphoses, June 27-July 1, 2012
Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, June 27-July 1, 2012
Vertigo Dance Company, July 4-July 8, 2012
LeeSaar The Company, July 4-July 8, 2012
Borrowed Light by Tero Saarinen, July 11-July 15, 2012
The Men Dancers: From the Horse's Mouth, July 11-July 15, 2012,
Hong Kong Ballet, July 18-July 22, 2012
Luna Negra Dance Theater, July 18-July 22, 2012
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, July 25-July 29, 2012
Jessica Lang Dance, July 25-July 29, 2012
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, August 1-August 5, 2012
Jonah Bokaer & David Hallberg, August 1-August 5, 2012
Trey McIntyre Project, August 8-August 12, 2012
Dance Heginbotham, August 8-August 12, 2012
Compagnie Käfig, August 15-August 19, 2012
Liz Gerring Dance Company, August 15-August 19, 2012
A Jazz Happening,August 19, 2012
The Joffrey Ballet, August 22-August 26, 2012
Doug Elkins and Friends' Fräulein Maria, August 22-August 26, 2012

For more information please visit:

Jacob's Pillow Dance
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223

Box Office, March 3-August 28
Phone: 413-243-0745

Also check out: "Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow"
Never Stand Still, a documentary about Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass., and its founder Ted Shawn. http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3ieebd34100228bb43bff0ad4af13ffa6f