Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'A Weeekend OUT' 8/13-8/15


What: Jacob's Pillow announces "A Weekend OUT at the Pillow," August 13-15. The weekend will provide LGBTQ families, individuals, and couples the opportunity to take advantage of all the Pillow has to offer, including a multitude of free and ticketed events, while spending time with old and new acquaintances.

In the theatres, audiences have the opportunity to see Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion. In addition to these ticketed performances, the Pillow will host several free events during "A Weekend OUT at the Pillow."

The Pillow will also host a free Artist Mixer at the Pillow Pub on Friday, August 13, where members of the community are welcome to stay after the performances and chat with the performers. "A Weekend OUT at the Pillow" will also feature a special historic tour of Jacob's Pillow on Sunday, August 15 at noon, given by Jacob's Pillow Director of Preservation, Norton Owen, and focusing on Pillow founder Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers.

Visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2010/08/a-weekend-out-at-the-pillow/ for additional details and other events.

When: Artist Mixer at the Pillow Pub, 9.45pm Friday, August 13

Free Inside/Out Showing: Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow
6:15pm Saturday, August 14

Free Historic Tour with Norton Owen, Noon, Sunday, August 15

Many more events are listed on the web page (link above)

Where: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223
Box Office: 413.243.0745

Jacob's Pillow celebrates its 78th anniversary in 2010 and is home to a renowned international dance Festival, presenting and commissioning works of artists and companies from throughout the world. The School at Jacob's Pillow encompasses a professional training program in the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary Traditions, Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, and a Choreographers Lab, as well as an Intern Program in arts administration and production. The Pillow's extensive Archives, open year-round to the public free of charge, chronicle more than a century of the often ephemeral art form of dance in photos, print, video, and more. Jacob's Pillow's year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults including Jacob's Pillow Curriculum-in-Motion® a nationally-recognized program for educational settings, and the Creative Development Residency and commissioning programs support artists as they create work. In 2003, Jacob's Pillow was declared a National Historic Landmark and is the first and only dance entity in the U.S. to achieve this honor.

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