The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running dance festival, called “the dance center of the nation” by The New York Times. The Pillow, as it’s known, is located on the site of Becket’s historic Carter Farm, a National Historic Landmark, which dates from 1790. The festival was founded in the early 1940s by the modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn. Today, this 150-acre facility is open to the public from June through August offering outdoor performances, indoor theater performances, lectures and dance archives with performance recordings of incomparable cultural importance. The Pillow was one of eight recipients of the 2010 National Medal of the Arts.
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223