Pilobolus Maximus

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Location Amphitheater

$45, Gate pass or event ticket required. No Preferred Seating Available

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Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually 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 performance, education and consultation. Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these goals. 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’s collaborative creative and educational work takes place through the Pilobolus Lab, in which the company both convenes diverse artists in the development of new work and teaches its creative method to individuals and institutions. To date, the Pilobolus Lab has produced collaborations with Penn & Teller, the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, Maurice Sendak, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others.

The Lab’s educational programming — which applies Pilobolus’ unique collaborative process to help all kinds of groups work better and achieve common goals — includes workshops, master classes, residencies and children’s programming. Educational partners include Brooklyn Academy of Music, and New York City and Connecticut public schools. Click here for more information on Pilobolus’ schedule of public Chautauqua rehearsals and master classes.

2018 Pilobolus @ Play Events

Special Studies | Pilobolus: Adult Public Master Class 
July 17, 2018 | 9–10 a.m. | Carnahan-Jackson: McBride/Verdy | Register

Special Studies | Pilobolus: Young Dancers' Public Master Class  
July 17, 2018 | 10:15–11:15 a.m. | Carnahan-Jackson: McBride/Verdy | Register

Pilobolus Open Rehearsal
July 17, 2018 | 4–5 p.m. | Amphitheater

Pre-Concert Lecture with Pilobolus Artistic Director
July 17, 2018 | 7–7:45 p.m. | Hall of Philosophy 

Pilobolus Maximus
July 17, 2018 | 8:15 p.m. | Amphitheater

Special Studies | Pilobolus: Adult Public Master Class
July 18, 2018 | 9–10 a.m. | Carnahan-Jackson: McBride/Verdy | Register 

Pilobolus in the Plaza: "Branches"
July 18, 2018 | 12:15–1 p.m. | Bestor Plaza

Commissioned by the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Branches is a new work scored with natural sound. Premiered on the Pillow's iconic Inside/Out stage set against the Berkshire hills, this piece looks at the competition and struggle between animals – and the situations that develop from this competition. Branches searches for the comedy in our Darwinian world in a way that is inherently unique to Pilobolus.
CREATED: 2017 

COLLABORATORS: Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent 
in collaboration with Itamar Kubovy, Mark Fucik, and Antoine Banks-Sullivan, Nathaniel Buchsbaum, Krystal Butler, Isabella Diaz, Heather Jeane Favretto, and Jacob Michael Warren.
COMMISSIONED BY: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Special Studies | Pilobolus: Adult Public Master Class
July 19, 2018 | 9–10 a.m. | Carnahan-Jackson: McBride/Verdy | Register

Special Studies | Pilobolus: Public Master Class (Youth, Ages 8+)
July 19, 2018 | 1–1:45 p.m. | Girls' Club | Register

Pilobolus Open Rehearsal
July 19, 2018 | 4–5 p.m. | Amphitheater

Pilobolus: "Come to your Senses"
July 19, 2018 | 8:15 p.m. | Amphitheater