Pilobolus

Posted in Performances '15, 2015.

Making their annual summer pilgrimage to ADF, Pilobolus presents the ADF-commissioned world premiere of Thresh|Hold (2015). Created in collaboration with the Olivier Award-winning Venezuelan choreographer Javier de Frutos, Thresh|Hold is a physically daring quintet that takes us through the labyrinthine mind of a young woman as she confronts lost love. Fragmented memories burst back and forth through a moving door, catching us in an experience at once raging and tender, desolate and intimate. Day Two (1981) evokes a tribal atmosphere on the second day of the creation of the world, from its earliest forms of life to the moment at which creatures of the earth take flight into the air. Set to a soundtrack from Brian Eno and Talking Heads, Day Two captures the awe of evolution and the wonder of existence. Sweet Purgatory (1991) is a dance that explores sequentially a hovering premonitory world, its descent into Hades, and the determined climb back toward Purgatory and finally, out of an ominous post-apocalyptic surroundings toward hope. Rounding out the program, with a score by Alex Dezen of The Damnwells, Pilobolus will present Wednesday Morning, 11:45, a new, ADF-commissioned shadow work.

This performance contains nudity.