Title: Pilobolus Dance Theatre in Scottsdale
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
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Description: PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE CELEBRATES
40 YEARS OF INNOVATION
Friday, October 21, 2011, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Pilobolus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21–22, at 8 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater.
Tickets are available for $49 and $59 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587).
Named after a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures, Pilobolus began in 1971 as an outsider dance company and quickly became renowned the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this unique American company has created one of the most popular and varied bodies of work in the history of dance and continues to thrill audiences with its gravity-defying performances of extreme balance, contortion and illusion.
Based in Washington Depot, Conn., Pilobolus tours internationally, performing on stage and television, and has earned numerous awards. The company also is known for its groundbreaking collaborations with an eclectic variety of individuals and organizations, including author Maurice Sendak, puppet master Basil Twist, SpongeBob SquarePants head writer Steven Banks, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, the rock band Ok Go and MIT’s Distributed Robotics Lab.
Pilobolus’ Scottsdale performance will feature both classic and recent works, including Particle Zoo (1990), a quartet for men with an odd-man-out theme; The Transformation (2009), a shadow piece in which a young woman is transformed; Duet (1992), an exploration of themes of intimacy, misunderstanding and union; Rushes (2007), a surrealist animated dream sequence; and Korokoro (2011), one of its newest productions.
This performance is presented with support from The Saguaro. MetLife Foundation is the official tour sponsor of Pilobolus Dance Theatre.
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $27.50 in handling fees when purchasing 15 or more tickets to the same event (subject to availability; some restrictions apply). Instead of $2.50 per single ticket, the facility fee is only $10 total for group orders.
Start Date: 2011-10-21
End Date: 2011-10-22