Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017 Inside/Out Applications due 10/31
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2017
INSIDE/OUT PERFORMANCE SERIES
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2016
What: Celebrating its 85th Anniversary season, Jacob’s Pillow, home to America’s longest-running dance festival and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Festival’s Inside/Out free performance series. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.
Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:15–7pm throughout the annual Festival. Performances take place at the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, a setting that is described by The New Yorker as “a breathtaking outdoor stage overlooking the lush Berkshire hills.”
An essential part of the Pillow's mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public, featuring family-friendly and diverse dance styles ranging from classical ballet and hip-hop to tap, and folkloric dance. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a casual outdoor setting, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance.
To apply and to find out more please visit: https://www.jacobspillow.org/programs/opportunities-for-artists/insideout-artist-submissions/
Who: The Inside/Out performance series includes both new and established dance companies in a variety of genres from across the United States. Festival 2016 Inside/Out artists included tap, swing, and lindy-hop fusion company Caleb Teicher & Dancers; Gaga-based artist Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY; traditional Indian dance artist Preeti Vasudevan & Thresh Performing Arts; Utah-based ballet ensemble Christopher Ruud & The Stars of Ballet West; the folkloric Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; and a lecture demonstration by Urban Bush Women, among many others.
When: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 31, 2016 for the 2017 Festival, June 17, 2017–August 27, 2017.
Where: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223.
Urban Bush Women on the Inside/Out stage, Festival 2016. Photo by Christopher Duggan.