Join Pilobolus for workshops that will ignite your creativity, challenge your body and mind, and open up a world of collaborative possibilities.
Our 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 – July 22 to 26 – Technique & Philosophy – all levels!
WEEK 2 – July 22 to Aug 2 – Performance: Onstage & Beyond
WEEK 3 – August 5 to 9 – Creation: Vision and Revision
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1
Scholarship Application will open Feb 1
Adults may register for 1 - 3 weeks.
Summer Workshop Series
TECHNIQUE & PHILOSOPHY
Weds July 22 to Sun July 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
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.
PERFORMANCE: ONSTAGE AND BEYOND
Weds July 29 to Sun Aug 2
9:00am - 5:00pm
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.
CREATION: VISION AND REVISION
Weds Aug 5 to Sun Aug 9
9:00am - 5:00pm
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.
Teaching with the Pilobolus Method
Mon July 27 to Tues July 28
9:00am - 4:00pm
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.
The Teacher Training workshop can be taken in conjunction with other Summer Workshop Series programs, or on its own.
Five-Day adult Workshops:
$625 per week.
Take one week, two weeks, or all three!
10% discount when you register for more than one week.
Two-Day Teacher Training:
$250 for two-day workshop
$50 Off for those attending additional SWS programs.
All workshops take place in Washington, CT. Local housing is available at affordable rates:
Shared room: $225 per week (per person)
Private room: $450 per week
More info about housing and local amenities here.
And don't forget...
Week 1: Mon July 6 to Fri July 10
Week 2: Mon July 13 to Fri July 17