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Pilobolus to Perform at Marin, 3/22

Pilobolus to Perform at Marin, 3/22

Whether performing for millions at the Olympics, on an Oscar telecast, or at Marin Center, PILOBOLUS will amaze, innovate and engage!! "Classics or the brand-new, Pilobolus keeps delivering" says the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe," says the New York Times. Charming audiences for more than 40 years, PILOBOLUS Dance Theatre performs inventive, athletic and witty performance works using the human body as a medium for expression. PILOBOLUS performs at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive in San Rafael, CA 94903. Tickets are $50, $35, $25, Students 20 and under $20, Bargain seats (rows 25-34) $20; and can be ordered through the Marin Center Box Office at 415-473-6800 or visit www.marincenter.org

This year, Pilobolus will present an eclectic program of past work as well as three exciting Bay Area Premieres. Founded in 1971, Pilobolus began as an outsider dance company. Over 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century. Marin Center Presents first presented Pilobolus in 2000, and this appearance marks their 12th as a part of their performing arts season.

2014 PROGRAM

** Bay Area premiere -- Skyscrapers (2012) Set against the gritty, saturated colors of LA's Eastside streets, Skyscrapers explores the melancholy, understated elegance of the tango, quintessential street dance, drenched in overtones of love, romance, and loss. Pilobolus once again joins Trish Sie (co-creator of last year's Grammy-nominated Pilobolus/OK Go video and live dance, "All Is Not Lost") to imagine Sie's brilliant new video for OK Go's Skyscrapers as a work for the live stage.

** Bay Area premiere - [esc] (2013): Masters of trickery, Penn & Teller team with Pilobolus to create the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography. Fantasy, athleticism, strength, confinement, fetters and escape are all at play in this tantalizing premiere.

** Bay Area premiere - Licks (2013): The 2013 collaborative work with Trish Sie is a high-octane romp, full of raw energy and berserk horseplay. Featuring twelve ropes and six dancers, the piece is at various times wild, rowdy, dangerous, sexy, and absurd.

Automoton (2012) A new collaboration with the internationally renowned choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The result is a cyborg of a dance that questions the difference between human and machine. Somewhere between Tron and Bladerunner, AUTOMATON takes place in a mirrored world that allows us to view multiple angles at the same time.

OCELLUS (1972) The second work ever created by the company, Ocellus is a classic Pilobolus men's quartet that explores the precision and grace with which bodies move when they are continually connected to one another.

Photo by Grant Halverson

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