Jacob’s Pillow, the long-running dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts, has had a lot thrown at it this past year. The COVID-19 pandemic shut the venue down in 2020 for the first time in almost 90 years. Then last November, a fire gutted one of its dance theaters.
But if you look back through the Pillow’s history, it’s survived all kinds of challenges.
This summer, with the Ted Shawn Theatre under renovation and the loss of the Doris Duke Theatre to the fire, dance shows will be entirely outdoors
“We have almost a natural amphitheater,” said Jacob’s Pillow’s executive director, Pamela Tatge. “Audiences will be able to sit on benches and witness a performance with the backdrop of the Berkshire mountains.”
The Pillow, located on a couple hundred acres of land surrounded by mountains, is known worldwide as a sanctuary for dancers.
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