A GROUNDBREAKING SPECTACLE BY FAMED DANCE COMPANY PILOBOLUS
COMES TO SAN ANELO, APRIL 14th, FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
piloblus and San Angelo PAC are pleased to announce that their groundbreaking show SHADOWLAND The New Adventure will perform one night only in The Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, Sunday, April 14th at 3:30pm. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://www.sanangelopac.org, 82 Gillis St (12pm – 6pm,) or by calling 325-284-2538. PILOBOLUS’ SHADOWLAND shows are the first of a kind presentation of multi-media, shadowplay and dance. SHADOWLAND The New Adventure is touring American cities following extended engagements in Germany and throughout Europe.
Created by famed dance company PILOBOLUS after years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, SHADOWLAND The New Adventure uses Pilobolus’ exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quest to save a magical bird. Employing animation, video and live shadow theater, this madcap adventure dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir and romantic comedy. SHADOWLAND celebrates the strange and wonderful power of the dark to show us who we are in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways.
PILOBOLUS is an internationally renowned movement company. For 45 years they have tested the limit of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies. In 2009, Pilobolus created SHADOWLAND which has since performed in 32 countries, for over a million people. Now they are proud to now present this all-new Shadow adventure.
SHADOWLAND combines PILOBOLUS’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast- paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a mind-bending merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverage darkness and light. European critics are in awe of SHADOWLAND; Stuttgarter Zeitung said, “Watching SHADOWLAND makes you speechless … Pilobolus has given us something beautiful, touching and completely unexpected;” And, Le Parisien called SHADOWLAND “an amazing spectacle of inventiveness which is unclassifiable and inspiring.”
PILOBOLUS is named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength. The dance company was founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971 and they continually form diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education and creative consultation.
The creative team for SHADOWLAND is comprised of Executive Producer ITAMAR KUBOVY, Co- Artistic Directors RENEE JAWORSKI and MATT KENT, Creative Collaborator STEVEN BANKS (the Emmy-nominated head writer of SpongeBob SquarePants), Composer DAVID POE, additional Sound Design by DAVID VAN TIEGHEM, Lighting Design THOM WEAVER, Set Design GREGORY LAFFEY and Costume Design ANDREW LAUER.
SHADOWLAND The New Adventure will perform one night only in The Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, Sunday, April 14th at 3:30pm. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://www.sanangelopac.org, 82 Gillis St (12pm – 6pm,) or by calling 325-284-2538.
Here is a link to a video highlighting the show: https://youtu.be/2teSYRC2Ytg