Durham Performing Arts Center
Thursday, June 20 at 8pm
Friday, June 21 at 8pm
Saturday, June 22 at 8pm
Children's Saturday Matinee
$54, $46, $26, $18
Year after year Pilobolus brings to the ADF stage a brilliant ingenuity that defies all notions of what modern dance is and can be. Their provocative and witty collaborations have become one of the most anticipated events of the summer, and this year is no different, as they present two ADF commissioned world premieres that celebrate energy and illusion. The first collaboration, Licks, with Trish Sie and Tijuana’s Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich and Fussible is a high-octane romp set to an original soundtrack and fuses infectious modern rhythms with traditional Northern Mexican border music. In this year’s second collaboration, esc, Pilobolus teams with masters of trickery Penn & Teller to create a tantalizing piece of choreography that explores athleticism, strength, confinement, and escape. Ocellus (1972), the second work to ever be created by the company, is a classic Pilobolus men’s quartet that explores the precision and grace with which bodies move when they are continually connected to one another. The company will also present their highly celebrated 2011 collaboration with Grammy-winning band OK Go, All is Not Lost, and the revival of the highly acclaimed Molly’s Not Dead (1978).
Watch a video about Pilobolus’ Children’s Matinee program!
Pilobolus began in 1971 as a group of young, untrained dancers who quickly became renowned the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Nearly 40 years later, the company has evolved into a pioneering American arts organization of the 21st century. The Company is based in Washington Depot, Connecticut, and performs for stage and television audiences all over the world. Through its many arms, Pilobolus has been seen by 120 million domestic viewers, broadcast in 200 countries, and performed live in 63 countries for over 4 million people.
Grammy-nominated Pilobolus gets ready for the big night by Jean Lenihan, Los Angeles Times
Pilobolus was worth the wait by Jeff Mannix, The Durango Herald