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Summer Workshop Series – Washington, CT


  • Washington, CT Washington, CT United States (map)

Join Pilobolus for workshops that will get your creative juices flowing, challenge your body and your mind, and open up a world of collaborative and movement-based possibilities. 

Pilobolus’s founders were not dancers – they were curious and interested movers. Our workshops underline the founders’ belief that a drive to dance and create is ingrained in our DNA. Whether you train regularly, haven't taken a class in 20 years, or have never danced a step, there is a place for you in our Summer Workshop Series. Come discover, explore, and share an experience like no other.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1. More information here.

Adults may register for one to three weeks of the summer workshop series.

WEEK 1 – Technique and Philosophy – July 17-21.
Open to anyone from non-dancers to experienced performers, this workshop is designed to build community and reawaken the senses. Sessions are playful, group-driven, physically challenging, and fun. Participants connect through touch, sight, and sound, using their senses to improve communication. Workshops include daily improvisation and collaborative creation. The week culminates in a showing for invited guests and friends. 

WEEK 2 – Performance: Onstage and Beyond – July 24-28.
Experience the Pilobolus creation and performance process first-hand. In this workshop participants expand on creative impulses, using all of their senses to connect and engage with collaborators. The workshop examines how dancers can use their sense of touch, sight, and sound to improve creativity and performance. The intensive includes rigorous physical training, improvisation, partnering, and collaborative choreography, capped off with a works-in-progress showing. 

WEEK 3 – Creation: Vision and Revision – July 31 - August 4.
This workshop explores the depth of the group choreographic process; not just creating, but developing work. The process relies on each individual’s knowledge of complex partnering, choreography, collaboration, and direction. Choreographers dig deep in the creative process, as they re-work, polish, edit, and revise. The week culminates with a showing of collaboratively created works. Previous Pilobolus Workshop participation strongly recommended.

Also offered:

TEACHER TRAINING: Teaching with the Pilobolus Method – July 22-23. 
In this special two-day professional development workshop, Pilobolus Education and Community Engagement manager Emily Kent shares the philosophy and techniques of the Pilobolus Method. The course will include experiential learning in creative technique, lesson planning, methods and strategies for teaching students of any background or ability. This workshop can be taken in conjunction with Week 1 or 2 of the Summer Workshop Series, or on its own.

Kids Camp (ages 6-12) – July 8-19

Pilobolus Kids Camp is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids ages 6 to 12 to engage in Pilobolus’s signature processes of learning through movement. Through creative play, improvisation, motor skill building, and performance, children will discover their own creative voice and learn how to share it with others.  Kids may register for one to two weeks of the summer workshop series.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1. More information here.