Sat, May 4, 2013, 7:30 PM
Ordway Music Theater
“It’s as if we’re being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.” -The New York Times
Founded in 1971, Pilobolus has built its giant and fervent international following by consistently proving the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of mediums. The company maintains its own singular style while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds worldwide, from all conceivable professions. The results of these collaborations demonstrate time and again that movement is indeed a universal language and with vision, focus, and hard work, amazing feats can be achieved. Based in Washington Depot, Conn., Pilobolus has transformed from avant garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards. Nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for their work on the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost,” Pilobolus melds worlds as disparate as advertising, publishing, film, and music videos without ever losing sight of its mission: to make art that builds community.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Pilobolus Dance Workshop
Wednesday, May 1
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room
345 Washington Street, Downtown Saint Paul
(Please enter through Ordway’s Stage Door on 5th Street)
$10 or free with a ticket to the Pilobolus public performance on May 4th
Please call the Ordway Ticket Office to reserve a space in the workshop: 651.224.4222
Pilobolus master teachers will lead a dance workshop that is accessible to anyone with good health and mobility. During the class, they open the inner world of the Pilobolus collaborative creative process. You will become familiar with Pilobolus signature principles of productivity and learn to use the company's method of collaborative composition. Throughout the workshop, participants will investigate solo and group improvisation and individual and collective performance technique. Training in dance is not required although a reasonable degree of fitness is advised. Participants are expected to be physically energetic and prepared to move enthusiastically.