WEEK 1 – Technique and Philosophy
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
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.
TEACHER TRAINING: Connecting with Balance
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 as it relates to special populations and aging adults. This workshop can be taken in conjunction with either Week 1 or 2 of the Summer Workshop Series, or on its own.
More information here.