Summer Gala 

A benefit to support the mission of Hancock Shaker Village

July 6, 2019

Our spectacular seasonal party that makes you dream of summer in the Berkshires all year long.  The gala includes a roving performance of They Stood Shaking, While Others Began to Shout by award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group in the Round Stone Barn, a Shaker farm-to-table dinner, and grand finale fireworks over the fields.

6pm  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the gardens
7pm  Roving performance by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group in the barn
8pm  Dinner by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg in the tent and short live auction
10pm Fireworks over the fields

Table and Ticket Information

(The value of goods and services provided at the benefit is $155 per person)

Please note: Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s performance is roving and seating may not be available for everyone. Illuminator and Visionary tables, plus Sustainer ticket holders, have reserved seating.

Purchase Tables or Tickets

$25,000 SUMMER GALA UNDERWRITER

  • Cocktails and dinner for 10
  • Reserved seating at performance
  • Opportunity to host a special guest or artist at your table
  • Recognition given as lead sponsor during announcements and in the evening program
  • A named fellowship for Hancock Shaker Village’s farm program
  • 5 reserved parking spaces

Illuminator Table $10,000

  • Cocktails and dinner for 10
  • Reserved seating at performance
  • Recognition in the evening program
  • Curatorial tour (10 guests) of Hancock Shaker Village’s collection with wine (mutually agreeable time)
  • 5 reserved parking spaces

Visionary Table $5,000

  • Cocktails and dinner for 10
  • Reserved seating at performance
  • Recognition in the evening program
  • 5 preferred parking passes

Believer Table $2,500

  • Cocktails and dinner for 10
  • Recognition in the evening program

Sustainer Ticket $1,000

  • Cocktails and dinner for one
  • Reserved seating at performance
  • Recognition in the evening program

Supporter Ticket $500

  • Cocktails and dinner for one
  • Recognition in the evening program

Friend Ticket $250

  • Cocktails and dinner for one
  • Recognition in the evening program

Gala Co-Chairs

Barbara and H. Rodgin Cohen

Maureen and John Jerome

Brigid Doherty and René Jones

Jill Hornor Ma and Yo-Yo Ma

Elisabeth Roche Wilmers

Gala Committee

Joyce Bernstein and Lawrence Rosenthal, Pat Callahan and David Dee, Lisa and Michael Cushman, Diane and Gregory Eshleman, Sarah and Tim Eustis, Ellen and Scott Hand, Stephen Hannock, Joan and Jim Hunter, Orion M. Howard MD, Jennie Kassanoff and Dan Schulman, Robin Lazarow and Jeanne Kangas, Carina Liebeknecht and Andrew Dietderich, Julie Mehretu, Alicia Mireles Christoff and Senator Adam Hinds, Kate and Hans Morris, Cherie and Harlow Murray, Caitlin and Mitch Nash, Mary and Seth Nash, Diane and Governor Deval Patrick, Jennifer and Kenneth Pendery, The Honorable Barbara Ernst Prey and Dr. Jeffrey Prey, Mary and Peter Rentz, Ron Walter, Reggie Wilson

Special Performance 

They Stood Shaking, While Others Began to Shout
Praised for how “his sprawling movement pieces fold history into the present” (The New York Times), Reggie Wilson imagines what Black Shaker worship might have looked like at the world premiere of POWER, opening at Jacob’s Pillow July 10. A special, site-based roving performance at our gala on July 6 at Hancock Shaker Village by the Brooklyn-based company will weave the historic Shaker buildings and landscape into his narrative, emphasizing the intense physical expression of Shaker spirituality. Inspired by Black Shakers and Ring Shout traditions, Wilson explores the intersection of worship and dance with dazzling imagination.