Visit Jacob's Pillow while at the Yankee Inn
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2013 will begin June 19th and continue all summer long until August 25th. A place that the New York Times describes as the “Dance center of the nation” and is listed the New York Times #1 best seller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Home to many different dance companies from all over the world the pillow is a welcoming place for all audiences who would enjoy a spectacular show of color, movement, and grace. And guess what? There are even free performances and free lectures that you can attend. It doesn’t get much better than free!
Just the grounds and gardens are lovely to stroll through and there is even a walking trail as well. Parking is complimentary and you don’t need a ticket to walk around for the day. The grounds are open daily and free to the public! You can picnic with the family or enjoy dinner in either the Pillow Cafe’ for a more romantic evening, or head over to the Pillow Pub for a quick bite or burger.
For the dancer within, sign up for community dance classes throughout the summer. From advanced to novas dancers you can choose between Pilates, Ballet, Modern and other styles. If you have ever been moved by the art of dance, or just like to dance, or would just like to know what all the fuss is about then Jacob’s Pillow is where you need to be.
Located in the town of Becket it’s an approximate drive of 30 minutes from the Yankee Inn in Lenox Massachusetts and easy to find! You don’t want to miss out on one of the best gems of Berkshire County. With over 350 free and ticketed events from tours, exhibits, lectures, classes, and of course breathtaking performances, both inside the theatre as well as outside on the beautiful grounds it’s a little hard to say no to don’t you think?
Kicking off the season, June 19-23 Jacob’s Pillow proudly presents Dance Theatre of Harlem.
“The legendary American Ballet Company performs stunning classical and contemporary ballets, including George Balanchine’s iconic Agon, Alvin Ailey’s lyrical The Lark Ascending danced en pointe for the first time, and John Alleyne’s modern-day love story Far But Close, with lush music by violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain.” Wednesday-Saturday 8pm, Saturday-Sunday 2pm $39-$75/ $10 youth tickets are available.
Free performances during the week: -
Wednesday- Indoor/Outdoor performance 6:15pm: Jamal Jackson Dance Company explores African and American cultures.
Thursday- Indoor/Outdoor performance 6:15pm: Afro-Caribbean ensemble Oyu Oro with live music.
Friday- Indoor/Outdoor performance 6:15pm: inDANCE performs modern-day South Indian Bharatanatyam dance
Saturday-Indoor/Outdoor performance 6:15pm: The School at Jacob’s Pillow Ballet.
Contact information for Jacobs Pillow - 358 George Carter Rd Becket, MA 01223
(413) 243-9919 or follow the link below check out the website!