Jacob's Pillow Dance
The dance center of the nation in the heart of the Berkshires
358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223
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Jacob's Pillow, lauded worldwide as a "hub and mecca of dancing" (TIME Magazine) and "one of America's most precious cultural assets" (dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov), is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest running international dance festival, and was recently honored with a prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama. Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires to experience the Festival with more than 50 national and international dance companies and 300 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, exhibits, and events; train at The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow's rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages. The 2012 Festival will run June 20 through August 26 and marks the Pillow's 80th anniversary season of presenting world-renowned dance. Some events require a fee, such as Ted Shawn and Doris Duke Theatre tickets, but there are more than 200 free events throughout the Festival. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more people. Looking for a unique space to host an event? Jacob's Pillow is also available for wedding and special event rentals.
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