Pilobolus Dance Theatre – 2014 Concert Schedule
The modern dance company Pilobolus has performed all over
the world, and they are bringing their incredible talents to a venue near you. With over 100 choreographic works performed
in more than 64 countries, Pilobolus is one of the most prolific modern dance companies around. They have been featured on
the Academy Awards, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and it's no surprise why Pilobolus continues
to attract fans from nearly every corner of the globe. Their signature style of contorting the human form has dazzled audiences
worldwide, and you don't want to miss your chance to see the amazing performances. Whether you like ballet or modern dance,
anyone who appreciates the art of dance will be left stunned after watching a Pilobolus show. As Pilobolus begins their tour,
now is the perfect time to get your tickets before they're all gone. Be sure to visit StubHub today to get your tickets to
see Pilobolus when they come to a city near you.
About Pilobolus Dance Theatre
The Pilobolus dance company
was founded by Dartmouth College students in 1971, and now it tours nationally and internationally, performing astonishing
works all over the world. The founding members of Pilobolus Dance Theatre were Robby Barnett, Alison Becker Chase, Martha
Clarke, Lee Harris, Moses Pendleton, Michael Tracy, and Jonathan Wolken. Pilobolus Dance Theatre has three branches to the
company. Their touring company Pilobolus creates new works through the International Collaborators Project, and an educational
programming arm that handles the creative process, and also Pilobolus Creative Services, which offers dance or "movement services"
for film, advertising, publishing, and other commercial uses.
Pilobolus made its Broadway debut at the St. James Theater
in 1977. During its limited engagement at the venue, the group was met with great critical acclaim, and they were praised
for their extraordinary performances. Throughout the decades, Pilobolus has come to be known by its strong physical interaction
between the bodies and exaggerated contortions of the human form, all of which require extreme strength and flexibility. Their
groundbreaking works have pushed the boundaries of modern dance, and they continue to take their work to different areas.
For example, in 1999, Pilobolus collaborated with Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks in "A Selection," which was a work that
used the Holocaust as a theme. The work was documented in the film "Last Dance," and in 2004, the company was profiled on
CBS' 60 Minutes.
Pilobolus also gained more exposure when they performed at the 79th Academy Awards. Performing behind
a white translucent screen, the dancers appeared as silhouettes on stage, and intertwined their bodies in order to form various
shapes during the show, including the Oscar statue and logos or scenes from various films, like Happy Feet, Little Miss Sunshine,
Snakes on a Plane, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Departed. Pilobolus' signature shadow dancing even caught the attention
of those at Sesame Street, and their work was later featured on the 39th season of the show.
Pilobolus was immediately met with praise when it first made its Broadway debut at the St. James
Theater in 1977. During its limited engagement there, critics and audiences could immediately recognize the incredible strength
and innovation involved in Pilobolus' works, and their acclaim paved the way for their future success. Pilobolus has since
gone on to receive many awards over the years, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for Excellence in the Arts,
the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming, a TED Fellowship for performing a TED Talk,
a Dance Magazine Award in 2010, Guinness World Record for fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper, Brandeis Award, the
Scotsman Award for performances at the Edinburgh Festival, and many more.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre Trivia
did Pilobolus Dance Theatre come up with their name?
Pilobolus is actually named after a fungus that founding member
Jonathan Wolken's father was studying in a lab during the time the dance company was formed. The fungus is known to propel
itself with extraordinary strength, speed, and accuracy, just as the performers of Pilobolus carry out their complex dance
As the performers of Pilobolus enter the stage, wild and inventive shapes will emerge
as they contort their bodies into exaggerated forms. Fans describe Pilobolus performances as being awe inspiring and enchanting.
Even if you're not a dancer, their strength and agility will leave you completely captivated. The dancers of Pilobolus go
above and beyond what most audiences expect from a modern dance company, and their shows are sure to impress anyone. This
is your chance to experience one of the most renowned modern dance companies around, and you don't want to miss their spectacular
show. To get your tickets to see Pilobolus Dance Theatre, visit StubHub today.