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Jacob's Pillow Dance


Jacob's Pillow is an internationally recognized dance festival in Becket Massachusetts that houses the oldest running archive of dance in the country. better_ was engaged to develop a curated and socially relevant portal for deep-dive virtual exploration of archival material. better_ is working with nearly thirty scholars and historians to contextualize this rich history for dance enthusiasts around the world. Outputs of this project include a series of long-form essays, augmented by embedded archival media, found in the Pillow's online portal: essays/ .


Additionally we developed PillowVoices, a podcast that features luminaries of the field - in their own voices - captured through talks and presentations at Jacob's Pillow over the past 80+ years. 

"PillowVoices shakes up the typical host and guest structure, allowing various Pillow people to shape their own episodes and curate a sampling of archival recordings from the Pillow's collection to share." - Dance Magazine

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