Lehrer Dance at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014

Lehrer Dance performing on Inside/Out

The 2014 Pillow Festival wrapped last weekend and I’m already feeling the withdrawal. It will be almost 10 months before dancers return and Festival 2015 kicks in. I love the Pillow so much and am filled with gratitude to have spent 9 summers here. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to create pictures and make a contribution to this historic place.

Oui Danse at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014

Oui Danse and patrons at Inside/Out

To me, nothing says “The Pillow” more than the Inside/Out stage. I’ve spent these last few days working through more than 20,000 photos from the last 10 weeks and wanted to share some highlights from this amazing dance space.

Emery Lecrone at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014

Emery LeCrone performing on Inside/Out

I’ve said it before, but the Inside/Out stage is my favorite stage to photograph dance. It’s hugely challenging working with the available light, the crowd and making choices on where to shoot from. It keeps me on my toes. There’s never a perfect spot, only the perfect way to make a picture in the spot I’ve chosen.

Schoen Movement Company at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014

Schoen Movement Company on Inside/Out

And more than just the dance on the stage, it’s the atmosphere, the trees, the sunlight, the patrons, the kids and everything put together that tells the story of Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires.

Adam H Weinert/In Situ Arts at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014Patrons listen to Adam H. Weinert/In Situ Arts after his performance on Inside/Out

Thank you Jacob’s Pillow for another wonderful summer.

The Festival is over, but I still have more images to share. I’ve been working with the dancers all summer off-stage, too, and will be sharing some of my creative portrait shoots next week.

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