New Space to Dance at Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob's Pillow students take a class taught by summer faculty member Xiomara Reyes. Photo by Hayim Heron, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow

Jacob's Pillow, the historic Becket, Massachusetts–based dance festival established by Ted Shawn in the 1930s, has announced the construction of a new permanent dance studio. The 3,500-square-foot Perles Family Studio will house the year-round School at Jacob's Pillow and provide additional performance space during the annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival each summer. Construction is underway, and the studio is set for completion at the end of the 2017 festival.


A rendering of the new Perles Family Studio. Photo by Flansburgh Architects, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow

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