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Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Plan your next visit to Becket, the charming and quaint town just southeast of Pittsfield, and check out the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. The festival comes around every June near the middle of the month and runs through August. Jacob's Pillow is a dance center and school used as a performance spaces. The origins of the name stem from it's initial settlement – the road leading in featured a zigzagging shape, prompting the first settlers to name is Jacob's Ladder. The discovery a large, pillow shaped boulder on the premises then resulted in the "pillow" part of the name.
The Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival combines a wide range of styles, forms, and traditions from all over the world, presented in the form of 200 events and performances, on average. All of the dance performances and events are free, and there are also tours, films to watch, and lectures. Many of the performances take place at the Ted Shaw Theatre. Visit western Massachusetts and check out the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
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