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In the News


“For three weekends every summer, the ever-mushrooming company sponsors its Five Senses Festival near its Washington Depot, Connecticut, headquarters. In response to the growing need for sensory and community connection, the fete features world-class performances, interactive art, local food, and activities for all ages and offers attendees the opportunity to engage with artists, speakers, writers, musicians, foodies, performers, scientists, and more.”

Peter Aaron, Chronogram Magazine

Pilobolus’ Five Senses Festival kicked off in Washington this weekend


“The Five Senses Festival, now in its second year, returned to Litchfield County, Connecticut July 21. The acclaimed festival, created by internationally renowned dance company Pilobolus together with Spring Hill Vineyards, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, and a group of strong community supporters, presents world-class music and dance concerts, interactive art, family activities, locally-sourced and crafted food and creative conversation in a visually stunning yet intimate natural setting over three summer weekends in Washington.”

The Register Citizen

Five Senses Festival returns to Washington, CT, July 21

“The surroundings are pretty special, too: a 250-seat outdoor granite amphitheater using 120 tons of pink Connecticut granite; a silo with a mirrored grotto 60 feet in the air; a tent housing headlining concerts and lectures; a wine cave; and a vintage Airstream serving locally sourced food and cocktails.”

Joe Amarante, New Haven Register


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Pilobolus Executive Producer Itamar Kubovy appeared on NBC Connecticut to talk about the Five Senses Festival.

NBC Connecticut, July 2019

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“The Five Senses Festival, now in its second year, returns to Litchfield County in July and August over three weekends, starting Sunday”

Andrew DaRosa, Newstimes

July 2019



“The theme of the 2019 event is “Connect/ReConnect,” encouraging guests to explore a variety of performances and activities that allow them to experience themselves and others more fully through senses. Convening world-class artists and thinkers from various fields, together with local community members of all ages, the Festival aims to strengthen a sense of place by using art and nature to gather.”

The Register Citizen

July 2019


“The Five Senses Festival (, now in its second year (co-created by NYC-based internationally renowned dance company Pilobolus), returns to Litchfield County, Connecticut July 21, July 26-28 and August 2-4.”

New York Social Diary

July 2019

Pilobolus’ Five Senses Festival coming up in Washington

“Much of this unique experience is due to the setting in which the festival takes place: an ever-developing canvas for delights and discoveries created in collaboration with Stephanie Ingrassia, co-founder, and host for the Five Senses Festival.” - Itamar Kubovy

The Register Citizen

July 2019


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“Festivities will offer attendees a rare chance sample world-class art and engage with the performers, speakers, writers, musicians, foodies, and scientists behind the offerings.”

Max Freebern, Chronogram Magazine

July 2019

July in Washington Will be Splendid!

“Pilobolus’ Five Senses Festival returns with even more breathtaking art, music, dance, and conversation. This year’s line-up includes award-winning artists, musicians, singers, dancers, writers, and chefs as well as expanded programming for kids and special wellness activities.”

Explore Washington, CT

July 2019



“The role of art is changing right now. We need to heal, retell stories, focus. There’s something deeply calming about a gathering of people in a live space.”
- Itamar Kubovy

Hartford Courant

July 2018

The Festival will include a fantastic line-up of artists, authors, musicians, chefs, writers, and speakers scheduled throughout the three weekends. Events begin at dawn and will run until late night. Sunrise meditations, field exercises, yoga, community dinners, DJ dancing, evening speakeasies, and local wines and foods are just a few of the things attendees have to look forward to. Also, incredible performances by celebrated and award-winning musicians and singers are lined-up for each of the festival’s weekends.

Washington CT Online, June 2018



Washington is the center of gravity for Pilobolus

Employing their collective decision process and extraordinary talent pool, this summer, Pilobolus brought the Five Senses Festival to its creative and original wellspring, Washington, Connecticut.

Explore Washington CT, October 2018

The Pilobolus Five Senses Festival was begun to answer the growing need for sensory and community connection during these fragmented, frenetic times. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to participate and engage in an intimate and informal setting with artists, speakers, writers, musicians, foodies, performers, scientists and more as they come together to create, inspire, eat and drink in the middle of the woods.

Broadway World, July 27, 2018



Stephanie Ingrassia & Itamar Kubovy are two of the motivating forces behind the Five Senses Festival held this summer in Washington. A multi-arts and ideas festival held on a field in the woods, the seven-day festival featured world-class performances, interactive art and classes, and delicious local food. We spoke with Itamar Kubovy, the executive producer of Pilobolus, and Stephanie Ingrassia, vice chair of the Brooklyn Museum and, along with her husband Tim, long-time supporters of Pilobolus and owners of the festival property.

TownVibe Litchfield, November 2018

Robin Hood Radio, August 2018

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What's a festival produced by a company known for its inventive stage shows without some inventive stage shows? There will be sporadic and surprise performances at every turn, and the festival will conclude with Come to your senses, Pilobolus's new evening-length program of premiere works and audience favorites.

Broadway World, June 20, 2018


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email: – phone: 203-898-1501


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