MORE THAN 200 FREE EVENTS ENRICH AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE AT JACOB'S PILLOW
INSIDE/OUT PERFORMANCES, TALKS, EXHIBITS, TOURS, AND COMMUNITY DAY AUGMENT
VISITS TO THE HISTORIC SITE
BECKET, MA - This summer, Jacob's Pillow hosts more than 200 Free Events,
from talks and films to performances and exhibits, during its three-month
summer Festival. From the Inside/Out series to PillowTalks, Pre- and
Post-Show Talks, Community Day, and walking tours of the National Historic
Landmark site, Jacob's Pillow entertains thousands of visitors and devoted
audience members while offering an inviting introduction to the art of
The Inside/Out series presents established and emerging companies, along
with artists from the Doris Duke Studio Theatre and The School at Jacob's
Pillow, on the outdoor stage at the Marcia and Seymour Simon Performance
Space. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30pm to 7:20pm.
On Wednesdays, artists from the Doris Duke Studio Theatre offer preview
performances. On Thursdays and Fridays, emerging talent and established
companies perform. And on Saturdays, students from The School at Jacob's
Pillow show repertoire taught by internationally renowned faculty.
Throughout the course of the summer, PillowTalks offer a broad overview
of-and compelling insight into-the world of dance. Offered during the
Festival every Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 4pm for approximately an
hour each, PillowTalks feature artists, scholars, writers, photographers,
filmmakers, musicians and other interesting people, interacting during
question and answer sessions. Film screenings introduced by the makers
themselves, book-signings, and related events are also on offer.
In Pre-Show Talks, Scholars-in-Residence offer important background
information and context to help audience members gain more from the
performance to follow. These 15- minute talks are held 30 minutes before
every ticketed performance. For Ted Shawn performances, they are in Blake's
Barn. For Doris Duke Studio performances, they are on the front porch of
In Post-Show Talks, a moderator and audience members pose questions to
artists just after they step off stage, Thursdays in the Ted Shawn Theatre
and Fridays in the Doris Duke Studio Theatre.
The Pillow's annual Community Day, this year titled For the Kid in All of
Us, is celebrated on July 30 from 10am - 1pm. All ages are welcome to
experience dance through performances, classes, a dance party, and more.
Giveaways and an Archives Bazaar featuring dance memorabilia add to the fun.
Jacob's Pillow Community Day 2005 is sponsored by ALEX®, a leading
manufacturer of children's lifestyle products.
Visitors to the Pillow can learn more about the historic Festival and how it
became a National Historic Landmark by meeting at the Welcome Center on
Saturdays at 5:30pm for a guided Tour, or by picking up a Self-Guided
Walking Tour Map anytime. Groups can also arrange in advance with the Box
Office for a guided Tour by calling 413.243.0745.
Highlighting the history of the Pillow and the development of several dance
forms, a wide variety of free exhibits awaits visitors at Jacob's Pillow,
June 18-August 28. On display in Blake's Barn, open Tuesday through Sunday,
noon through final curtain, Masters of Movement: Portraits of America's
Great Choreographers features photographs and interview excerpts from noted
photographer Rose Eichenbaum. Lost, Found, Restored, featuring treasures
from the Pillow Archives, is on view in the Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby, thirty
minutes before each performance. The inception of an art form is captured
in Hip Hop Files: Photos by Martha Cooper, in the Doris Duke Studio Theatre
Lobby, open 30 minutes before every performance. The visual story of an
important collaboration is profiled in Dancers You Should Know, open Tuesday
through Sunday in Blake's Barn, noon through final curtain. For a glimpse
into the past, visit the historic Bakalar Studio for Highlights of the
Collection, open to the public when classes are not in session.
Click here for further details.