But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.
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In French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette there are no swords, no heavy Renaissance costumes and there is no vial of poison. The ballet has been stripped of all its dead weight while preserving the essence of the narrative.
Dancing Across Borders, Anne Bass's new documentary, describes how a dance patron and philanthropist changed the life of a Cambodian boy she brought to study ballet in New York.
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