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Please note that programs may contain mature content and some nudity.

Pilobolus makes a triumphant return to NYU Skirball with two new exhilarating programs mixing dance, physical theater, short film, and of course Pilobolus’s unique surrealistic and magical physical language.

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PROGRAM A

November 20, 25, 27, and December 3 at 2 p.m.
November 29 at 6:30 p.m.
November 16, 17, and 23 at 7 p.m.
November 19, 26, and December 2 at 8 p.m.

On The Nature of Things (2014): Performed by three dancers balanced on a two-foot wide column rising above the stage, On The Nature Of Things explores the power of iconic bodies to tell a story about the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge.

All Is Not Lost (2011) is the live companion to Pilobolus's video collaboration with the Grammy-winning band OK Go.

Thresh|Hold (2015): Created in collaboration with the Olivier Award-winning Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos, Thresh|Hold is a physically daring quintet that takes us through the labyrinthine mind of a young woman as she confronts lost love. NEW YORK PREMIERE

[esc] (2013): Masters of trickery, Penn & Teller, team with Pilobolus to create the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography.

Rushes (2007) Co-Artistic Director Robby Barnett and world-renowned dance-theatre makers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak discover hybrid terrain in a remarkable exploration of the range and intensity of deep collaboration.

Note: Evening performances include nudity.

PROGRAM B

November 19, 26, and December 4 at 2 p.m.
November 22, 30, and December 1 at 7 p.m.
November 18, 25, and December 3 at 8 p.m.

Gnomen (1997) A quartet for men, Gnomen's lyrical exploration of relationships emerges from an unusually inventive physical vocabulary.

Wednesday Morning, 11:45 (2015): A shaggy dog story about a ne'er-do-well and a bird that uses both shadow and real characters, with original score by Alex Dezen of the Damnwells. NEW YORK PREMIERE

The Inconsistent Pedaler (2014): A surrealist fable about a girl who rides a bicycle that has the power to speed up and slow down time.

Day Two (1981) – One of Pilobolus’s classic works, Day Two’s tribal atmosphere enacts the second day of the creation of the world, from its earliest forms of life to the moment at which creatures of the earth take flight into the air, set to a soundtrack from Brian Eno and Talking Heads.

Note: Evening performances include nudity.

Beyond the Stage

November 20  | 1 PM | Program A

Pre-Show LOBBY TALK

Join us for a pre-show talk with Nate Dendy, magician and actor, and Pilobolus Artistic Directors. Nate Dendy is an actor and magician who worked with Teller (co-creater of [esc]) and Pilobolus in a new stage production of the Tempest. Pilobolus Artistic Directors and Nate will speak about magic, and dance and the collaboration between Pilobolus and Penn and Teller in the piece, [esc].

November 20 | program a
 

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists, moderated by Emily Kent, Pilobolus' Education & Community Engagement Manager.

November 22 | Program B

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists, moderated by John-Mario Sevilla, Pilobolus Veteran and Director of the 92Y Harkness Dance Center.

November 30  | 6 PM | Program B

Pre-Show LOBBY TALK

Join us for a pre-show talk with Greg Laffey, art director and designer on "Wednesday Morning, 11:45" and "The Inconsistent Peddler", respectively. Greg is a props and costume designer for the piece The Inconsistent Pedaler and Art Director for the piece Wednesday Morning, 11:45am, both on Program B as well as Art Director for the Bo Gehring video portraits (short video that begins the show). 

DECember 1 | Program B
 

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists, moderated by Mark Fucik, Pilobolus Creative Director.

December 2 | Program A

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists, moderated by Mark Fucik, Pilobolus Creative Director.

December 3 | 1 PM | Program A

Pre-Show Lobby Talk

Ed Biolus, a musician, will discuss his collaboration on On the Nature of Things.

 

Photo Credit - Robert Whitman

DATE / TIME
November 16-17, 22-23, 30 / 7:00
November 18-19, 25-26 / 8:00
November 19-20, 25-27 / 2:00
November 29 / 6:30
December 1 / 7:00
December 2-3 / 8:00
December 3-4 / 2:00