Performance 2019


Create Dance+Art at Chesterwood!
Oct. 12th & 19th 3:15-5:45pm
Oct. 26 4:30-5:30pm

Please join the Berkshire Pulse community in a unique dance workshop event that will happen on the grounds of Chesterwood in Stockbridge.

The project is inspired and informed by the sculptures of Rick and Laura Brown that are installed throughout the woods and grounds of Chesterwood. In it, site-specific dances will be created in two Saturday afternoon rehearsals with participants on October 12th and 19th from 3:15-5:45pm. Those creations will then be performed on Saturday Oct 26 from 4:30-5:30pm.

The dances will be easy to learn and fit for anyone of any age and experience level. So bring your kids, your parents, your neighbors or just yourself and be part this amazing opportunity to create art at Chesterwood.

Call Berkshire Pulse at 413.274.6624 with questions — and to let us know you’ll be joining us!

About Chesterwood:
Chesterwood is the former summer home and studio of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), sculptor of the Minute Man and Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln statues and a leading artist of his era. The site, located in idyllic Stockbridge, Massachusetts, includes: French’s home and studio; museum collections of objects owned or created by him; an archive of historic documents and photographs (The Chesterwood Archives are located at the Chapin Library at Williams College); outbuildings; and 122 acres of designed and wooded landscape.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation maintains the historic buildings, collections, and landscape as a museum for the public. A contemporary sculpture exhibition has been guest-curated and sited throughout the core of the property for four decades and a year-round artist-in-residence program is in development.


2019 Performance celebration and fundraiser
May 25 and 26
Saturday and Sunday 3 PM
At the Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington Bard College at Simons Rock

Tickets available online at Mahaiwe box office or in person at Mahaiwe Theatre Box Office: 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (413)528-0100

An inspiring and joyful performance for the whole family!

The annual performance is our chance to celebrate our artistic community, particularly the youth and teens who have worked so hard throughout the year. It is also our primary fundraising event of the year, supporting our Tuition Assistance Program, which makes Pulse programs accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.  A full third of our students receive some tuition assistance!

2018 Tuition Assistance Fund Sponsoring Organizations:

Alander Construction
Berkshire Holding Corporation
Bulova Gale Foundation
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
FM Peyser Jr. Foundation
Salisbury Bank & Trust Company
The Ann & Weston Hicks Charitable Fund
The Cultural Investment Portfolio of the Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Great Barrington Rotary Club
The Feigenbaum Foundation
The Jewish Communal Fund
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Berkshire County
The Velmans Foundation

2018 In-School Program Sponsoring Organizations:

Lee Fund for Educational Enrichment
Lenox Education Enrichment Fund
New Marlborough Central School-PTA
Sohn Foundation
The Cultural Investment Portfolio of the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Undermountain Elementary-PTO
Williamstown Elementary School Endowment Fund

The in-school Program is supported in part by grants from the following local cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency:

Alford-Egremont Cultural Council
Great Barrington Cultural Council
Lenox Cultural Council
Monterey Cultural Council
Mt. Washington Cultural Council
New Marlborough Cultural Council
Northern Berkshire Cultural Council
Sheffield Cultural Council
Stockbridge Cultural Council
West Stockbridge Cultural Council


Gail Belmuth
Kimball Farms


Eleanor Lord


Mary Farrell
Youth Operational Board, Railroad Street Youth Project



“The performance was a delight! Young students capture the rhythm and grace of everyday movement and transform it into emotional communication. This results in gripping, intense, funny and surprising dances with performers as young as six.”
– Audience Member, 2018