Shadowland begins at bedtime, as an adolescent girl prepares for sleep and longs to be grown up. She soon finds herself trapped in a distorted dream world in which she meets phantasmagoric animals, freaks, and monsters, all created by a cast of Pilobolus performers who miraculously transform their bodies into unimaginable shapes and figures. Following the twisted path of adolescence itself through encounters that are at once comic, threatening, seductive, and transformative, Shadowland celebrates the strange power of dreams to reveal who weâ€™re born to be.
Shadowland combines Pilobolusâ€™s legendary choreographic approach to partnering and its inimitable inventiveness with the style of shadow-theater that the company first developed for the 79th Academy Awards. It was created in collaboration with indie rock songwriter, composer and singer David Poe and with Steven Banks, playwright, actor, musician and head writer for â€œSpongeBob SquarePants.â€ The show is currently playing to sold-out houses across Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia, and South America.
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Pilobolus is an internationally acclaimed collective, renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that ignore preconceived barriers between creative disciplines. The company is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and always exploring ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. Pilobolus was founded in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College students with no training in dance and no interest in playing by the rules. They employed an inventive naÃ¯vetÃ© that the contemporary â€œPilobolus 2.0â€ energetically applies to the diversity of opportunities in todayâ€™s world. The company puts its intense creative energy into action in the communities where it performs, teaching groups of people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities new ways of thinking independently, forming genuine human connection, working collaboratively, and finding beauty in unexpected places.
Pilobolus has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries, and currently performs its work for over 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world each year. Pilobolus was featured around the world on the â€œ79th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast,â€œ and on â€œ60 Minutes,â€ â€œSesame Street,â€ â€œOprah,â€ â€œEllenâ€ and â€œLate Night with Conan O' Brien.â€ Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, including a Scripps Award in 2000, a Dance Magazine Award in 2010, a TED Fellowship, a 2010 GrammyÂ® Award Nomination, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. In 2015, Pilobolus was named one of Dance Heritage Coalitionâ€™s â€œIrreplaceable Dance Treasures.â€
Tickets: Pilobolus will perform November 20 â€“ December 6, 2016 (see complete schedule, below). Tickets are $30 - $70 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00â€“6:00 P.M. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Director Michael Harrington, the NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.
Friday, November 20 at 7 pm â€“ North American Premiere Gala Performance
Saturday, November 21 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, November 22* at 2 and 7 pm
Monday, November 23 at 7 pm**
Tuesday, November 24 at 7 pm**
Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm
Friday, November 27 at 2 and 8 pm
Saturday, November 28 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm
Tuesday, December 1 at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm **
Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm
Friday, December 4 at 8 pm **
Saturday, December 5 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2 and 7 pm
*There will be a pre-show talk before the afternoon performance
**There will be a post-show discussion following these performances
Theater: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
Cost:Tickets are $30 - $70
Buy Tickets Online or Call: NYU Skirball Center at