Frolicking and Fouettes

Looking at pictures from Jacob's Pillow, I always hear sounds of birds tweeting to the strains of Tchaikovsky. No, I'm not actually hallucinating; I'm just craving some great dance al fresco. Luckily, the dance festival’s 2012 season kicks off next weekend—and it looks like it’s going to be another great summer up in the Berkshires.

 

Some of the highlights we’re most excited for are performances by Mophoses (June 27–July 1), Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot (June 27–July 1), The Hong Kong Ballet (July 18–22), The Joffrey (August 22–26) and a free “Inside/Out” show with Gabrielle Lamb and Dancers (August 16). The Pillow’s also offering free “Pillowtalks” with the incoming Miami City Ballet director Lourdes Lopez (June 29) and American Bolshoi star David Hallberg (August 3), both of which are sure to be fascinating. Check out the full schedule at jacobspillow.org.

 

Can’t make it to Massachusetts? Explore the virtual Pillow, which is loaded with great clips of performances and talks, backstage highlights, and more.