How to Get Your Work on Jacob's Pillow's Iconic Inside/Out Stage

February 13, 2018

For the second year in a row, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is putting programming power in dance lovers’ hands with its Inside/Out: Chance to Dance Contest. Now through February 25, the Massachusetts-based summer fest is accepting video submissions for a coveted spot in its Inside/Out series. That means that your work could join the likes of Pilobolus, Urban Bush Women and James Whiteside on the Pillow’s famed outdoor stage.

Fresh air, sunshine and engaging choreography. Periapsis Music and Dance. Photo by Christopher Duggan, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow.

Interested choreographers are invited to submit a three-minute-or-less sample video of their work here. Any and all dance styles are welcome, though dancemakers must be based in the United States.

Jacob’s Pillow will determine five finalists, and then things get really fun. Between March 26 and April 1 the public can view and vote for their favorite submission, which will be hosted on the Pillow’s YouTube channel. One winner will be chosen to perform on August 3 at Inside/Out.

Last year’s contest winner was Brazilian choreographer and dancer Samuel Samways. Enter now for your chance at having what we think may be the coolest summer ever.