Pilobolus is an American modern dance company that began performing in 1971 and is based in Washington Depot, Connecticut. The company has performed more than 100 choreographic works in more than 64 countries around the world, and has been featured on the “79th Annual Academy Awards,” “Oprah” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.”
Pilobolus, in keeping with the energy and spirit of its biological namesake - a phototropic fungus that thrives in farmyards - has continued to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creative production. Revolutionary, inventive, athletic and witty, these collaborative performance works are performed on stage and screen using the human body as a medium for expression. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations.
The company has received a number of prestigious honors including 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 performing a TED Talk in 2005. In 2010, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.