This summer, 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.
WEEK 1 – TECHNIQUE AND PHILOSOPHY
Weds July 17 to Sun July 21, 9am - 5pm
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.
Weds July 24 to Sun July 28, 9am - 5pm
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.
Weds July 31 to Sun Aug 4, 9am - 5pm
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.
Mon July 22 to Tues July 23, 9am - 4pm
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.
- Week Long Workshops for adults: $600 per week. Take one week, or all three!
Get a 10% discount when you register for more than one week.
- Two Day Teacher Training: $250.
$50 Off for those who also register for one or more week-long workshops.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Please check back soon for scholarship information.
Classes are limited to 30 students each.
On campus housing will be available at affordable rates.
All workshops take place in Washington, CT.
Summer Workshops Scholarships are supported by the Diebold Foundation.
Teaching Training: Connecting with Balance is supported in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation