“In 1942, Jacob’s Pillow presented the very first concert in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Conceived as a showcase of American Folk Dances curated by Shawn, the program included square dances and Agnes de Mille’s Hell on Wheels, inaugurating the first theatre in the United States designed for dance. As we celebrate the renovation of the Ted Shawn Theatre and the 90th anniversary of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Associate Curators Melanie George and Ali Rosa-Salas revisit the theme of that first program by inviting dance artists to reflect on what American identity means to them. America(na) to Me encapsulates the heart of the 90th Anniversary Season at Jacob’s Pillow, looking at the dance landscape and the world at large today. This presentation offers an ever-timely reflection on how dance engages questions of heritage, tradition, and belonging.” America(na)To Me runs from June 22-26. Click here for tickets!