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.
2018 Jacobs Pillow Remembers
By Norton Owen
Jacob's Pillow Remembers is an online series produced annually by Norton Owen in honor of extraordinary individuals whose lives have intersected with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in meaningful ways. While it's impossible to be all-inclusive, the goal is to feature all kinds of constituents, conveying the range of personalities who enliven this remarkable place. This new installment covers those who left us in 2018. For previous years, see Jacob's Pillow Remembers 2008-2017.
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.
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. (Note: When you click on an image, the corresponding text will appear at the top of the page.)
Carmen de Lavallade, recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient, is celebrated in a new online essay by Maura Keefe.