• Siva
    Ram Gopal
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Flower Festival in Genzano
    Anette Amand, Jorn Madsen
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Umpateedle
    Robert Joffrey
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Borrowed Light
    Tero Saarinen Company
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Display
    Charles Moulton, Barbara Allen, Beatrice Bogorad
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1981)
  • La Valse
    Nicholas Magallanes, Tanaquil LeClercq
    Photo: John Lindquist (1951)
  • Festival Program 1982 (1982)
  • Bongo Creole
    Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa, Charles Moore, Ella Thompson Moore
    Photo: John Lindquist (1978)
  • Festival Program (2011)
  • Solo
    Valerie Bettis
    Photo: John Lindquist (1946 - 1947)
  • Festival Program 2002 (2002)
  • Authentic Siamese Dance
    Xenia Zarina
    Photo: John Lindquist (1955)
  • Blue Print of A Lady: The Once and Future Life of Billie Holiday
    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Nnenna Freelon
    Photo: Mike van Sleen (2005)
  • Jacob's Pillow Concerto
    Ted Shawn, Jess Meeker
    Photo: John Lindquist (1939)
  • AGWA
    Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Fetish
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Unidentified Solo
    Maria Alba
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Interplay
    Melissa Hayden, Zachary Solov, Ballet Theatre
    Photo: John Lindquist (1947)
  • Banner Bearer
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Made in Japan
    Manuel Alum
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1981)
  • Little Improvisations
    Johan Renvall, Madeleine Onne
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1983)
  • Pas de Six from Napoli, Act III
    Soloists of The Royal Danish Ballet
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Waltz & Liebestraum
    Cynthia Gregory
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Pillow Sonata
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Tami Vinig, Henriette Muus
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1983)
  • Among the Stars
    Jessica Lang Dance, Clifton Brown, Maggie Small
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Bach Suite
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • The Rose House
    Herbert Ross
    Photo: John Van Lund (1950)
  • Invisible Wings
    Zaccho Dance Theatre
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2007)
  • A House Divided
    Charles Weidman
    Photo: John Lindquist (1947)
  • Seguidillas
    Carola Goya, Matteo
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Black Swan Pas de Deux
    Ann Marie de Angelo
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Rites
    Paul Taylor, Bruce Marks, Cora Cahan, Harvey Lichtenstein, Glen Tetley, Pearl Lang
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Banner Bearer
    David Brown
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Miller Melange
    Yvonne Marceau, Gary Pierce, Pierre Dulaine, Lori Pierce, Peter Maxwell, Vicki Regan
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (July 1982)
  • Alice in the Garden
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Joyce Cuoco, Richard Hoskinson
    Photo: John Lindquist (1970)
  • Traditional Dance of Scotland
    Celtic Ballet, Bruce McClure
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
    Donald McKayle & Company
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Dance of the Red and Gold Sari
    Elisa Monte
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)


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Images from Pillow Past

This poster was created in 1991 with an image commissioned from photographer Philip Trager. The dancers were part of a centennial tribute to Pillow founder Ted Shawn which opened at New York's Joyce Theater on October 22, 1991.

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U.S. Debuts of International Companies

Black Grace (New Zealand), 2004

Pillow Snapshots, 1930s-1950s

View of the Hunter House porch, before the upper porch was screened in the 1960s.

Lindquist / Lundqvist

Barton Mumaw (left) by John Lindquist, 1940
Garrett Ammon (right) by Jonas Lundqvist, 2006

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1930s

The Dome


Ruth St. Denis with Denishawn students, 1918

Building the Ted Shawn Theatre

 Construction site of the Ted Shawn Theatre, 1942

The School at Jacob's Pillow

Ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, Margaret Craske leading a class for students studying at Jacob's Pillow.