Pilobolus Dance Theater Sets Summer Season at The Joyce Theater
Dance lovers and theater lovers alike have come to celebrate the summer tradition of Pilobolus Dance Theater at The Joyce Theater, and this year will be no exception. For its annual four-week season, from July 15 - August 10, the awe-inspiring movement company, internationally renowned for its ingeniously intricate and athletically creative collaborations, will present two different programs, each featuring a New York premiere. Tickets for Pilobolus at The Joyce range from $10-$59 (subject to change) and can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street).
Program A: ON THE NATURE OF THINGS (New York Premiere)
A company work (created by Performed by three dancers balanced on a two-foot wide column rising above the stage, On The Nature of Thingsexplores the power of iconic bodies to tell a story about the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Set to vocal music inspired by the classical baroque, Trio is both graceful and riveting to watch. Other works in Program A are Transformation, Rushes, [esc], Licks. (This program contains nudity)
Program B - THE INCONSISTENT PEDALER (New York Premiere)
A surrealist fable about a girl who rides a bicycle that has the power to speed up and slow down time, The Inconsistent Pedaler is an absurd, acrobatic, and lyrical collaboration between Pilobolus, fiction writer Etgar Keret, and filmmaker Shira Geffen (both Israeli) that opens up a mesmerizing physical world. Program B also includes All Is Not Lost, Korokoro, Masters of Ceremony, Megawatt.
Pilobolus Dance Theater will perform according to the following schedule at The Joyce Theater from July 15 - August 10: Monday - Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm, and Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm. There will be one Sunday performance on August 10 at 2pm. Tickets range in price from $10 - $59, and can be arranged by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org. NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.
ETGAR KERET (Creative Collaborator) was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Granta, Harper's Magazine and the Paris Review. His work has been translated into 34 languages and published in over 38 countries. In 2007, Keret and Shira Gefen won the Cannes Film Festival's "Camera d'Or" Award for their movie Jellyfish, and the Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers' Guild. In 2010, Keret received the Chevalier Medallion of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He currently lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
SHIRA GEFFEN (Creative Collaborator) was born in Tel Aviv in 1971. A playwright, director, children`s author and actress, she studied at the Nissan Nativ Drama Studio and has performed at the Habimah National Theater as well as at the Cameri and Khan Theaters. In 2005 she started "Knafyim" a theater group for retarded actors. Geffen has published three books for children. She was awarded First Prize at the Haifa Children`s Drama Festival in 1998 and the Hadassah Prize for children book writing in 2003. In 2007, Geffen had written and co-directed her first feature film Jellyfish ("Meduzot"), which won 3 prizes in the Cannes film festival, including the prestigious Camera d'Or. In 2014, she wrote and directed Self Made which was selected for the Critiques Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.