• Ted Shawn with Ximenez-Vargas at Pillow Rock
    Sara de Luis, Manolo Vargas, Ted Shawn, Roberto Ximenez
    Photo: John Lindquist (1958)
  • Teokila A'asa in front of Ted Shawn Theatre
    Teokila A'asa
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Siva
    Ram Gopal
    Photo: John Lindquist (1954)
  • Napoli
    Soloists of The Royal Danish Ballet
    Photo: Stephan Driscoll (1982)
  • Taiwan Temple Festival
    Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theatre, Yuan-Jung Chang, Li-Chuang Liao
    Photo: Yana Kraeva (2005)
  • Naga Nirtham
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Bundo
    Charles Moore, Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa
    Photo: John Van Lund (1978)
  • Indo-American Dance Group
    Indo-American Dance Group
    Photo: John Lindquist (1967)
  • El Jerezano
    Maria Alba Spanish Dance Company, Miguel Angel, Orlando Romero
    Photo: John Lindquist (1971)
  • AGWA
    Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Black Swan Pas de Deux
    Liane Daydé, Serge Golovine
    Photo: John Lindquist
  • Dugso - The Offering
    Alice Reyes, Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance Company
    Photo: John Lindquist (1977)
  • Entrelacs
    Claude Bessy, Attilio Labis, Claire Motte, Christiane Vlassi, Cyril Atanasoff, Juan Giuliano, Paris Opera Ballet
    Photo: John Lindquist (1963)
  • Taiwan Temple Festival
    Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theatre, Yuan-Jung Chang, Li-Chuang Liao
    Photo: Yana Kraeva (2005)
  • Huhteun Choom
    Korean Traditional Music And Dance Institute
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2011)
  • Poong Go
    Korean Traditional Music And Dance Institute
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2011)
  • Shivaram, Ted Shawn, Louise Lightfoot
    Shivaram, Ted Shawn, Louise Lightfoot
    Photo: John Lindquist (1953)
  • Sung Hae Oh
    Sung Hae Oh
    Photo: John Lindquist (1967)
  • Borrowed Light
    Tero Saarinen Company, Tero Saarinen
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2012)
  • Ten Young Danes of the Royal Danish Ballet with Ted Shawn at Pillow Rock
    Ted Shawn
    Photo: John Lindquist (1961)
  • Over/Come
    ASzURe & Artists, Aszure Barton
    Photo: Christopher Duggan (2006)
  • 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.

2018 Jacobs Pillow Remembers

2018 Jacobs Pillow Remembers

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2018 Jacob's 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.

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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. (Note: When you click on an image, the corresponding text will appear at the top of the page.)

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.

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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