Dance Troupe Pilobolus Plays MPAC Tonight

The imaginative, intellectual and engaging modern dance troupe Pilobolus comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center tonight, March 19, 2016 at 8 PM. Tickets are $29 - $59.

Pilobolus will perform works including: "On the Nature of Things," "Wednesday Morning, 11:45am ," "Thresh|Hold," "The Inconsistent Pedaler " and "Megawatt."

Pilobolus forms 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 innovative and imaginative performance.

Founded by students from Dartmouth College in 1971, Pilobolus takes elements from various disciplines to engage their audience in a modern, collaborative way that uses the human body as an expressive medium. Since its founding, Pilobolus continues to inspire the diverse communities where it performs, invoking new ways of thinking, new understanding to human connection, and emphasizing the collaborative artistic process.

The original company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years. Pilobolus Shadowland, the company's evening length show currently touring Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has been seen by more than a half million people in the three years since it was created.

Pilobolus has been featured across the world at the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), and on Sesame Street, Oprah, 60 Minutes and Late Night with Conan O' Brien. It has been recognized with prestigious honors, such as the Berlin Critic's Prize, the Scotsman Award, the Brandeis Award, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choreography, and a TED Fellowship for presenting at the TED conference in 2005. Pilobolus holds the 2011 Guinness World Record for fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper (26) ? and in 2012, the company was nominated for a Grammy® Award for its interactive music video collaboration with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan, "All is Not Lost." Recently, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2015-2016 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.mayoarts.org.

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