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Monday, July 9, 2012
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Ted Shawn Theater Opens at Jacob's Pillow

On this day in 1942, the first theater in the nation dedicated exclusively to dance opened at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, a small town in the Berkshire Hills. The building was named for Ted Shawn, the modern dance pioneer who founded the nation's longest running summer dance festival on a farm he bought in 1930. During the first few years, wartime gas...
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