Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

“An amazing spectacle of inventiveness!” Le Parisien

Following sold-out performances throughout Europe and Asia, Pilobolus’s Shadowland makes its North American Premiere at NYU Skirball. Pilobolus's Shadowland is a mix of shadow theater, dance, circus, and concert, incorporating multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create a performance that merges projected images with front-of-screen choreography. Shadowland was the first show of its kind to combine shadow theater with dance and has since inspired many similar productions around the world.

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A non-profit performing arts organization founded in 1971, Pilobolus incorporates a unique collaborative artistic creation process that expands the boundaries of dance-theater and energizes every program in a growing body of work.

SPECIAL EVENTS — Contact Pilobolus for details.

  • Opening Night (November 20, 2015) is a Gala Performance. 
  • December 1, 2015 is Pilobolus Friends Appreciation Night.


Beyond the Stage

November 21| 4:00


Join us for a livestream discussion with the creative team of Pilobolus. Click here to access all of the behind the scene footage and to join in on the conversation. 

November 22 | 1:00

Pre-show lobby talk

Join us before the performance for a pre-show lobby talk given by the artistic team of Pilobolus. They will discuss the creation of Shadowland and the rediscovery of Shadows as a contemporary narrative performance technique. Moderated by filmmaker, Ira Sachs.

November 23+24 | POST-SHOW

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists.

December 2+4 | POST-SHOW

Post-Show Discussion and Q&A

Join us for a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists.


Appropriate for all ages.

November 20, 22-25 / 7:00
November 21-22, 27-29 / 2:00
November 21, 27-28 / 8:00
December 1-3, 6 / 7:00
December 4-5 / 8:00
December 5-6 / 2:00