Celebrating the power of the Pillow’s pastoral setting, internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will premiere a new work commissioned specifically for the Pillow’s iconic outdoor stage set against the Berkshire hills. The program will also include On the Nature of Things, which explores the power of bodies to tell a story about the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame set to vocal music inspired by the classical baroque and composed by Michelle DiBucci and Ed Bilouswill.
Founded in 1971 with their Pillow debut just three years later, Pilobolus is known for its unique dance creations which break movement and visual boundaries, and reveal the graphic capabilities of the human body in surprising ways. This new work will deal with cycles of nature. A series of vignettes will illuminate different tensions or transitions that are natural processes, from stillness to motion, from light to dark, from frozen to liquid, from stark in the winter to full and lush in summer.
“Pilobolus has always made its work in a rural environment, often looking to nature as a guiding reference for its imagination, which makes this commission a fitting way to commemorate the history of Pilobolus at the Pillow on the occasion of the 85th Anniversary,” says Pilobolus Executive Producer Itamar Kubovy.
Related video in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive: Pilobolus Dance Theater in Ocellus in 1985
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“Bodies become imagery, and one image merges into another, organically, poetically, inexplicably.”
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At Jacob’s Pillow: Jun 21 - Jun 23