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Pilobolus Brings Innovative Dance to Staller Center

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Photo by John Kane
Photo by John Kane

Pilobolus, a dance company known for its imaginative and athletic style that springs from group collaboration, comes to the Main Stage at Staller Center on Saturday, February 4, at 8:00 pm. Their unique work uses the body to intertwine and create shapes through weight sharing, seemingly breaking all the rules of gravity.

The program at Staller Center will include a preview of Pilobolus’ newest collaboration with Michael Moschen, which takes the very definition of dance to new frontiers. MacArthur Genius Award-winning physicist, juggler, and dancer Moschen unites the underlying spirit of Pilobolus’ work—support, humanity, connection—with his own similar fascination with the emotional and physical properties governing human interaction. What is cultivated by this unique collaboration is a work that is delicate and moving; a celestial machine as intricate as clockwork.

Pilobolus performs for stage and television audiences all over the world. The company has appeared on the Tonight Show, on Sesame Street, and as a feature on 60 Minutes. Pilobolus touring companies have performed in 63 countries and received a number of prestigious honors, including a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in cultural programming, Mexico’s Lunas Award for best modern dance, and, as the first collective to receive it, the Dance Magazine Award, which is given to artists who have made a lasting impact on the field.

The group’s works also appear in the repertories of major American and European dance companies. Pilobolus has received the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography.

Tickets for Pilobolus are $38, available online at www.stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS.

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