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.
Eiko Otake: A Body at the Pillow
Choreographic Innovation at the Pillow
A digital exhibit curated by Emma Clarke
Ted Shawn bought Jacob’s Pillow in 1931 as an artistic retreat, and since its nascent stages, the Pillow has served as a home for artistic experimentation and creation. Choreographic Innovation at the Pillow provides a small glimpse as to how Jacob’s Pillow has been a site for dancemakers to create and develop their work.
The use of dramaturgy in American theatre and dance is a relatively recent development; while in Europe and other parts of the world, dramaturgs are deeply embedded in the fields of dance, theatre, and music. This online exhibit explores some crucial questions in relation to the history and current practice of dramaturgy in dance through looking at examples from the Jacob's Pillow Archives. Written by Gaven D. Trinidad, dramaturg and 2017 Jacob's Pillow Archives/Engagement intern.
Carmen de Lavallade, recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient, is celebrated in a new online essay by Maura Keefe.