An Evening at Jacob's Pillow with the Royal Danish Ballet

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • 5:15 PM
  • 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223
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An Evening at Jacob's Pillow featuring the Royal Danish Ballet


Join OLLI for its festive annual Evening at Jacob's Pillow on Thursday, June 21st.  Great company, great dancing, and delectable desserts from our OLLI chefs!

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.While the distinctive repertoire of Danish choreographer August Bournonville remains a cornerstone for The Royal Danish Ballet, in his ten years as Artistic Director, Nikolaj Hübbe has brought the company to an impressive technical level which masters a wide range of modern and classical ballets.

The evening begins with an exclusive talk by Norton Owen, Jacob Pillow's Preservation Director, in Blake’s Barn at 5:15 pmAfterwards, bring your own picnic supper - or buy one on site - and our OLLI chefs will provide delectable desserts and ice tea under our OLLI tent.

The evening ends with an extraordinary performance by the Royal Danish Ballet at 8pm.  OLLI has reserved excellent seats for the performance, but we must have your order in by June 1st to ensure your seat. 

Tickets are $80 for OLLI members and $86 for guests and include premium orchestra tickets, a talk by Norton Owen, a private OLLI tent and desserts and iced tea. If you already have tickets, you may purchase a ticket for deserts and iced tea only for $8.

To order tickets to OLLI's Evening at Jacob's Pillow, register online, call the OLLI office at 413-236-2190, or click here to download a printable Word form to mail in with a check. Seating in the order received. Refunds only if space filled from a waiting list.

Event Leaders: Lesley Oransky 914.261.6037
Ellen Tabs 413.274.3434

Special Events Committee Chair: Arline Breskin 413.243.3640

Thank you to OLLI's Special Events Committee for organizing this and so many other great OLLI events! 



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