Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dance in New York City: Pilobolus at the Joyce July 16 - Aug 11 2012

From a release:

Contemporary Dance: Pilobolus
Joyce Theater, New York City
July 16 - August 11, 2012

Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

fungus that grew into an international dance phenomenon, Pilobolus performs a season full of "stunning physical feats and visual surprises, a peek or two into the crannies of the heart, and lots of humor, both awful and sublime." (The New York Times). Highlights include premieres created in collaboration with Michael Moschen and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, two artists whose work takes the very definition of dance to new frontiers. The collaboration with physicist, juggler, dancer Moschen unites the underlying spirit of Pilobolus's work--support, humanity, connection—with an artist similarly fascinated with the emotional and physical properties governing human interaction.

And the collaboration with Cherkaoui, a "bright young star of contemporary European dance," (Los Angeles Times), equally promises to defy the established boundaries of visual and kinetic artistry. Set against the gritty, saturated colors of LA's Eastside streets, Skyscrapers explores the melancholy, understated elegance of the tango, quintessential street dance, drenched in overtones of love, romance, and loss. Pilobolus once again joins Trish Sie (co-creator of last year's Grammy-nominated Pilobolus/OK Go video and live dance, "All Is Not Lost") to imagine Sie's brilliant new video for OK Go's Skyscrapers as a work for the live stage. This quick-change duet follows a never-ending, always-changing journey in search of connection. Sandwiched in between are audience favorites gleaned from Pilobolus' repertory, a bag of tricks embracing forty-one years of fun.


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Collaboration Premiere, Skyscrapers, Gnomen, Duet, Megawatt
Jul 16, 17, 25, 30, 31 & Aug 8 at 7:30pm; Jul 20, 26, 28, Aug 3, 9 & 11 at 8pm; Jul 21 & Aug 4 at 2pm
Approximate run-time: 1 hour 48 min (one intermission)

On Tuesday, July 17, audience members are invited to join a post-performance discussion with Skyscrapers co-collaborators Trish Sie and Renee Jaworski and video designer Paula Salhany, along with Pilobolus co-artistic director Matt Kent. Following this brief conversation, there will be a tango lesson conducted by Trish Sie, which will lead into general fun.

Music video for the song "Skyscrapers" by OK Go.
Director: Trish Sie
Producers: Trish Sie & Paula Salhany
Cinematography and editing: Paula Salhany
3D DP: Eric Kurland
Dancers: Moti Buchboot & Trish Sie

Azimuth (Michael Moschen Collaboration Premiere), Pseudopodia, Korokoro, All is Not Lost, Sweet Purgatory
Jul 18, 23, 24, Aug 1, 6 & 7 at 7:30pm; Jul 19, 21, 27, Aug 2, 4 & 10 at 8pm; Jul 28 & Aug 11 at 2pm
Approximate run-time: 1 hour 51 min (one intermission)

Pilobulus website

Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

*MetLife Foundation is the official tour sponsor of Pilobolus and the lead supporter of accessible and inclusive programming at The Joyce Theater.

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