Come see us this summer!

Come see us this summer!

June 5, 2018

We hope you’re ready for an incredible summer. We’re thrilled to be partnering with three of the most storied dance festivals in North America within the span of a single month – before we launch our own festival right here in Litchfield County, CT!

We’re kicking off the season at American Dance Festival in North Carolina, with two Pilobolus World Premieres.

Next, we head to Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, and on to Victory DanceLake Placid, and Chautauqua Institution in New York state, before heading west for performances in New Mexico and Colorado, at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

And finally, our summer culminates with the premiere of our new fall tour, Come to Your Senses, at Pilobolus’s inaugural Five Senses Festival – a multi-arts extravaganzaon a farm in our rural home.

Keep your eyes and your ears open for an announcement you won’t want to miss! 

To see our full performance schedule, visit our Tour page. To learn more about workshops, intensives, and community events, visit our Workshops page.


DRA + Dance Camera West

Where we’re headed next

March 28, 2018

We’re flying coast to coast this April to collaborate with some of our favorite dance organizations.

First, we'll be joining Dancers Responding to AIDS in the Hudson Valley for a mimosa brunch, where we'll help kick off their fundraising season with a performance of Symbiosis, followed by a post-performance chat with our dancers! 

Sunday April 8, 11am – Hudson Valley, NY
Tickets here.

Then we're heading to the west coast as a part of Dance Camera West's "To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier" co-curated with Jacob Jonas Dance Company. Meet us at the Santa Monica Pier, where we're sharing a special performance of On the Nature of Things. The event is free, but RSVPs are required.

Friday April 13, 6:30pm– Santa Monica, CA
RSVP here.

To hear more about how you can bring Pilobolus to your organization, visit our Tour page or check out our Workshops.


Gibney

Pilobolus @ Play | NYC PopUp at Gibney

March 16, 2018

This spring, we’re bringing our Pilobolus workshop programs to NYC. Gibney’s drop-in partnering classes on Wednesday mornings from March 21 to April 11 will be a PiloboPopUp devoted to creative partnering techniques, expanding awareness and opening the senses.

Bold dancers looking for a more immersive Pilobolus experience are encouraged to join us April 14-15 for a two-day intensive exploring the rules of group improvisation, and providing participants with the building blocks for impactful collaborative choreography. Learn more

For the older among our NYC Pilobolus fans, we’re extending the pilot program for our wildly successful Connecting with Balance classes at the West Side Y in NYC. CwB teaches older adults to become mindful of balance, and we provide exercises that provide fun ways to enhance balance and coordination by engaging in a communal creative process. Learn more.

Our Pilobolus @ Play workshops tour too! We are connecting with communities of all ages, through our upcoming workshops in Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and more!

Check out our Workshops Page to learn more about upcoming workshops and intensives – or how you can bring Pilobolus into your community.


On a Snowy Day

on a snowy day

March 7, 2018

We just wrapped our winter tour with performances and workshops in California, Florida, Vermont, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky, only to return home to a winter storm.

But warmer weather is just around the corner, and when it comes we zoom off to storied festivals around the country: catch a new premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham this June...and then come see us during our week at Jacob’s Pillow or Chautauqua in July.

After that we’re back home to the woods of Washington, Connecticut, where we’ll make new work, train our dancers, teach workshops, and this summer for the first time, do a series of tent shows on a farm! Stay tuned for more on that, but mark your calendars:

June 21 - June 23: American Dance Festival – Durham, North Carolina

June 27 - July 1: Jacob's Pillow – Becket, Massachusetts

July 17 - July 19: Chautauqua Institution – Chautauqua, NY

July 21 - Pilobolus Ball – Washington, CT

And be sure to keep an ear out – there's so much more to come!

Check out our Tour Page for a full list of upcoming engagements – or follow us on Facebook for the latest tour and events news.


Training 2018 | Duke CE

TRAINING 2018 | DUKE CE

February 19, 2018

Last week, a group of dancers and directors went down to Atlanta to join DukeCE and Training magazine to bring Pilobolus’s creative methods of “network leadership” to the field of corporate training.

Introduced by a brief performance of Shadowland Inside Out, executive producer Itamar Kubovy gave a keynote about how a small company can innovate through collaboration and fluid leadership. Our education director Emily Kent then joined Itamar to conduct workshops for more than 50 HR and Learning executives that leveraged group movement as an immersive tool to model different kinds of leadership. The relevance was immediate and the connection of ideas to action was highly accessible.

We look forward to more opportunities to contribute to making work better for a new generation of people.

To learn more about Pilobolus collaboration and partnerships, check out our work page.

And if we met you at Training 2018, we'd love to stay in touch. Shoot us an email, and let us know where these ideas are taking you.


Opening Doors!

Opening Doors!

February 5th, 2018

This weekend we opened our doors to share a Pilobolus experience with friends and neighbors in the Washington Depot area. We connected with our community in a movement exercise, followed with a studio performance of Symbiosis and Rushes.

To all those who joined us, thank you for sharing your Sunday afternoon with us – and for all your support (especially the physical kind)! We loved having you in our studio home.

Stick around....we may have some exciting news to share with you soon.

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Notes from the Road

Notes from the road...

January 26th, 2018

We’ve just wrapped up an incredible tour of Europe and Asia, that led us from the Akropolis in Greece to the Great Wall of China. It’s been incredible to connect with a community that spans the globe, see old friends, and make new ones.

Pilobolus was recently invited to perform at the largest women’s university in the world: Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

We were honored to share this singular experience of cross-cultural exchange – as the first western dance company to perform in Saudi Arabia. Pilobolus loves to discover what is possible when people join together. Diversity and trust inspire our work, and we take advantage of every opportunity to perform for new audiences. In a moment when values about women’s roles and independence are shifting globally, our mixed-gender performance of Shadowland, a work exploring a young girl’s imagination, took on special meaning.

Our Saudi hosts graciously shared their beautiful country and culture with us, inviting us to see landmark buildings, and even race across the desert on horseback. We hope these personal connections and historic performances herald a new era of cultural partnership and arts access.

To find out where we’re headed next, check out our Tour page, or follow us on Facebook.


Hands-On

HANDS-ON CONNECTIONS...

January 19th, 2018

This winter, we’ve found new ways to connect with our audiences and fans – and not just metaphorically. We’re sharing the Pilobolus experience with attendees from New York to Boston to Hilton Head to Vegas – through fun creative classes and workshops exploring movement, balance, connection, and community.

It’s been so inspiring to work with so many curious, engaged movers and dancers, and we hope our participants are feeling more connected with our work and process. We’re feeling closer to you than ever, and we can’t wait to continue to engage and share as we build opportunities for collaboration and connection.

To learn more about similar programs, check out our Workshops page.


Ford | CES

Another side of movement...

January 12th, 2018

Not all of our work happens on stage. We recently partnered with Alex McDowell (designer of Minority Report) and his company, Experimental, along with Ford's creative agency, Civic, to create a live experience for Ford at CES. 

Together we created a street corner of the future, wired with cutting-edge mobility technology.  Pilobolus was responsible for scripting and directing 20 actor/citizens that brought the street to life. The booth made quite a splash, making it into many best of lists for CES this year. 

We love being at the forefront of new ideas, and were excited to join the conversation on movement, technology, and how we can improve lives and strengthen human connections.

To learn more about partnerships and special projects, visit our Work page – or you can contact us with an idea.


Buenos Aires

December 29th, 2017

Pilobolus brought excerpts of Shadowland for a private event in Buenos Aires, Argentina held at the famed national theater, the Teatro Colon. Pilobolus performed for local and foreign businessmen as well as the Mayor of Buenos Aires and the President of Argentina. 

To learn more about partnerships and special projects, visit our Work page – or you can contact us with an idea.