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Jacob’s Pillow Celebrates 85 Years of Dancing in the Berkshires

Dancers perform on the outdoor stage against a backdrop of trees at Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalSummertime calls for sun, sand and lots and lots of dance. And Jacob’s Pillow, the nation’s longest-running dance festival, is back to celebrate its 85th season with 10 weeks of notable performances, running from June 17 to Aug. 27, at the national historic landmark in Becket, Massachusetts.

The program — including world premieres, new commissions, site-specific work and live music — is the first to be organized by director Pamela Tatge, who assumed the leading role in April of 2016 after serving as the director of Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts for 16 years. Read more about the Jacob’s Pillow celebration here >>