Jacob’s Pillow is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times).
“The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
A beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public. Audiences gather here to meet new people and enjoy the art of dance as a community. The annual line-up features a variety of styles from both established and emerging dance companies. Past performances have included classical ballet, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, flamenco, swing, traditional Korean dance, India’s bharata natyam, and many other genres. These family-friendly performances run Wednesday through Saturday and are followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.