Pilobolus began as an outsider dance company in 1971, and quickly became renowned the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Nearly 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century with a series of radically innovative and globally acclaimed dance works.
Pilobolus, says the New York Times, is “beyond category…The troupe…is known for its antic visual wit; unbridled, even slapstick athleticism; and periodic lack of clothing… The Pilobolus style incorporates dance, gymnastics, performance art and shadow play but is not strictly any of these. It employs the human body as pure sculptural matter, with dancers linking and unlinking, twisting and tumbling to create an ever-changing series of forms, many evocative of the natural world.”
SPONSORS: The Theater Season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, H. Douglas and Elizabeth Weaver Fund for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund, Porter and Lou Butts Theater Fund, Wisconsin Public Radio, Onion, WORT 89.9 FM, and WSUM 91.7 FM.
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