Jacob's Pillow Is Expanding

Le Patin Libre, a performance-art company from Montreal, will present their contemporary ice-skating work on Feb. 16. Photo Submitted

Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshires host to nationally and internationally acclaimed dance companies for 85 summers, is expanding to add year-round programming at its Becket campus, as well as an intensive community-based dance program in Pittsfield. Pamela Tatge has been the executive director for only 18 months, but she’s leading the venerated venue into some dramatic changes. A just-announced $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will help launch Pittsfield Moves, led by choreographer Paloma McGregor. 


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