Meet Norton Owen, Keeper of the Archives at Jacob’s Pillow

In his current position as director of preservation, he oversees exhibitions, the growing online resource Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, PillowTalks, pre- and post-show lectures, and film programs. Owen describes his motto as having “one eye looking backward and one eye on what’s happening currently.”

How Jacob's Garden Is Bringing the Pillow Back to Its Farming Roots

Adam Weinert has brought farming back to Jacob’s Pillow. In the 1930s, founder Ted Shawn and his dancers grew their own food, which was as much about leading a healthy lifestyle as it was about practicality. Now, Jacob’s Garden, a 1.5-acre functioning farm garden, will provide freshly grown produce for the Pillow community. It currently […]

How Jacob's Garden Is Bringing the Pillow Back to Its Farming Roots

Adam Weinert has brought farming back to Jacob’s Pillow. In the 1930s, founder Ted Shawn and his dancers grew their own food, which was as much about leading a healthy lifestyle as it was about practicality. Now, Jacob’s Garden, a 1.5-acre functioning farm garden, will provide freshly grown produce for the Pillow community. It currently […]

TBT: Ted Shawn's Opening Night Prank at Jacob's Pillow

When Ted Shawn bought a mountaintop farm named Jacob’s Pillow in 1931, it would have been impossible to predict that the scrappy artistic retreat in the Berkshires would become such a beloved center for dance in America. In the summer of 1941, beset by financial difficulties, Shawn rented the Pillow to ballet stars Anton Dolin […]

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

Put Your Best Paw Forward: Inside the World of Dog Dancing

The first piece a choreographer creates will always hold a special place in their memory, and Cassandra Hartman still remembers the feeling of putting together her first routine with her dance partner, Debbie, sometime around the year 2000. Wondering if she had something, Hartman invited her mother over to watch and the two performed the […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in September 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At American Ballet Theatre , Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to principal, Gabe Stone Shayer to soloist. At Pennsylvania Ballet, Jack Thomas […]

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