Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pilobolus presents Shadowland

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

Approximate Run-time: 80-90 minutes with no intermission

Created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert. It’s a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind performance conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the playfully surreal animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, and propelled by a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe.

The performance combines Pilobolus’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fastpaced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a groundbreaking merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverages darkness and light. It’s a tactic the company developed in its advertisements for Hyundai, and then honed in its performance at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007.

Some performances include partial nudity. Recommended for mature audiences.


Ordway Pre-Show Extra

6:30PM | Target Atrium

Arrive early for the Ordway Pre-Show Extra to “Go Behind the Screen” and explore shadow play with choreographer Leah Nelson along with guest artists. Experiment creating shapes using your body or large cut-out props to create various illusions.  Witness the magical and unique partnership between the science of shadows and the artistic process for which Pilobolus is known.


Post-Show Mingle

Post-show | Target Atrium

Stick around following the performance for a post-show reception sponsored by City Pages in the Target Atrium with the artists, including cash bar!


Presented by Sit Investment Associates.

Generous support for Music & Movement programming is provided by the Scrooby Foundation.