• Taiwan Temple Festival
    Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theatre, Yuan-Jung Chang, Li-Chuang Liao
    Photo: Yana Kraeva (2005)
  • Over/Come
    ASzURe & Artists, Aszure Barton
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2006)
  • Napoli
    Soloists of The Royal Danish Ballet
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Huhteun Choom
    Korean Traditional Music And Dance Institute
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2011)
  • Ted Shawn with Ximenez-Vargas at Pillow Rock
    Sara de Luis, Manolo Vargas, Ted Shawn, Roberto Ximenez, Maria Dolores
    Photo: John Lindquist (1964)
  • Siva
    Ram Gopal
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Taiwan Temple Festival
    Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theatre, Yuan-Jung Chang, Li-Chuang Liao
    Photo: Yana Kraeva (2005)
  • Indo-American Dance Group
    Indo-American Dance Group
    Photo: John Lindquist (1967)
  • Entrelacs
    Claude Bessy, Attilio Labis, Claire Motte, Christiane Vlassi, Cyril Atanasoff, Juan Giuliano, Paris Opera Ballet
    Photo: John Lindquist (1963)
  • Borrowed Light
    Tero Saarinen Company, Tero Saarinen
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Dugso - The Offering
    Alice Reyes, Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance Company
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • El Jerezano
    Maria Alba Spanish Dance Company, Miguel Angel, Orlando Romero
    Photo: John Lindquist (1971)
  • Black Swan Pas de Deux
    Liane Daydé, Serge Golovine
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Poong Go
    Korean Traditional Music And Dance Institute
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2011)
  • AGWA
    Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Naga Nirtham
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Teokila A'asa in front of Ted Shawn Theatre
    Teokila A'asa
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Ten Young Danes of the Royal Danish Ballet with Ted Shawn at Pillow Rock
    Ted Shawn
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Sung Hae Oh
    Sung Hae Oh
    Photo: John Lindquist (1967)
  • Bundo
    Charles Moore, Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa
    Photo: John Van Lund (1978)
  • Shivaram, Ted Shawn, Louise Lightfoot
    Shivaram, Ted Shawn, Louise Lightfoot
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Sung Hae Oh
    Sung Hae Oh
    Photo: John Lindquist (1967)


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

Eiko Otake: A Body at the Pillow

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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.

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Ralph Lemon and Alissa Hsu

Dramaturgy and Dance

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.

Jacobs Pillow Remembers

2008-2017 Jacob's Pillow Remembers

Browse these posthumous remembrances written by Norton Owen, Director of Preservation at Jacob's Pillow, of all kinds of constituents—performers, students, interns, board members, neighbors, and others—who have all enriched the Pillow community.

Carmen de Lavallade in "As I Remember It"

Images from Pillow Past

Carmen de Lavallade, recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient, is celebrated in a new online essay by Maura Keefe.

2018 Jacobs Pillow Remembers

2018 Jacob's Pillow Remembers

By Norton Owen

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Lindquist / Lundqvist

This photo exhibit, shown onsite in 2008, pairs archival photographs by longtime Pillow photographer John Lindquist with contemporary images of the Trey McIntyre Project by Finnish photographer Jonas Lundqvist.

Pillow Snapshots, 1930s-1950s

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

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