• Interplay
    Melissa Hayden, Zachary Solov, Ballet Theatre
    Photo: John Lindquist (1947)
  • Flower Festival in Genzano
    Anette Amand, Jorn Madsen
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Banner Bearer
    David Brown
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Cakewalk
    Ohio Ballet (1980)
  • Traditional Dance of Scotland
    Celtic Ballet, Bruce McClure
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • The Rose House
    Herbert Ross
    Photo: John Van Lund (1950)
  • Bach Suite
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Seguidillas
    Carola Goya, Matteo
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Jacob's Pillow Concerto
    Ted Shawn, Jess Meeker
    Photo: John Lindquist (1939)
  • Soaring
    Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Black Swan Pas de Deux
    Ann Marie DeAngelo
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Alice in the Garden
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Joyce Cuoco, Richard Hoskinson
    Photo: John Lindquist (1970)
  • Siva
    Ram Gopal
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Festival Program (2011)
  • Inside/Out
    Jane Goodrich
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Display
    Charles Moulton, Barbara Allen, Beatrice Bogorad
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1981)
  • Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
    Donald McKayle & Company
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Dance of the Red and Gold Sari
    Elisa Monte
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Brides of Frankenstein
    Photo: Tom Brazil (1992)
  • Solo
    Valerie Bettis
    Photo: John Lindquist (1946 - 1947)
  • Pillow Sonata
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Tami Vinig, Henriette Muus
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1983)
  • Invisible Wings
    Zaccho Dance Theatre
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2007)
  • Waltz & Liebestraum
    Cynthia Gregory
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Images
    Paul Taylor Dance Company, Linda Kent
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll
  • Grace
    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence
    Photo: Mike van Sleen (2005)
  • A House Divided
    Charles Weidman
    Photo: John Lindquist (1947)
  • Festival Program 1982 (1982)
  • Borrowed Light
    Tero Saarinen Company
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • La Valse
    Nicholas Magallanes, Tanaquil LeClercq
    Photo: John Lindquist (1951)
  • Festival Program 2002 (2002)
  • Bongo Creole
    Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa, Charles Moore, Ella Thompson Moore
    Photo: John Lindquist (1978)
  • Pas de Six from Napoli, Act III
    Soloists of The Royal Danish Ballet
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Fetish
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Made in Japan
    Manuel Alum
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1981)
  • Lucinda Childs with Al Hirschfeld
    Lucinda Childs, Al Hirschfeld
    Photo: Mike van Sleen
  • Reamker
    Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia
    Photo: Carl Rosenstein (2001)
  • Rites
    Paul Taylor, Bruce Marks, Cora Cahan, Harvey Lichtenstein, Glen Tetley, Pearl Lang
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Songs
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Ricardo Viviani, Ney Fonseca, Bobby Barrett
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1981)
  • Umpateedle
    Robert Joffrey
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Authentic Siamese Dance
    Xenia Zarina
    Photo: John Lindquist (1955)
  • Among the Stars
    Jessica Lang Dance, Clifton Brown, Maggie Small
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Miller Melange
    Yvonne Marceau, Gary Pierce, Pierre Dulaine, Lori Pierce, Peter Maxwell, Vicki Regan
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (July 1982)
  • Little Improvisations
    Johan Renvall, Madeleine Onne
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1983)
  • Banner Bearer
    Barton Mumaw
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Blue Print of A Lady: The Once and Future Life of Billie Holiday
    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Nnenna Freelon
    Photo: Mike van Sleen (2005)
  • AGWA
    Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Unidentified Solo
    Maria Alba
    Photo: John Lindquist


Discover the rich history of Jacob’s Pillow through an extensive online collection of photographs and festival programs. Search our entire collection of moving images, books, correspondence and other materials to learn more about past performances and artists, including Ted Shawn, Ted Shawn's Men Dancers, and the Denishawn Company.

Trisha Brown by Nancy Tutko

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Images from Pillow Past

Trisha Brown (November 25, 1936-March 18, 2017) is celebrated in a recently-posted online essay by Maura Keefe.

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U.S. Debuts of International Companies

Western Theatre Ballet (England), 1963

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

Photo: John Lindquist​


Photo: Putnam & Valentine

Building the Ted Shawn Theatre


The School at Jacob's Pillow

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