Pilobolus Dance Theatre, founded by four Dartmouth students in 1971, has changed the course of contemporary dance with its signature style of closely combined bodies and a radically innovative approach to collaborative artistic creation. Dartmouth now celebrates Pilobolus' recent donation of its remarkable archives with a Montgomery Fellowship residency, performances, educational programs, and two exhibitions. It's a chance to celebrate the witty genius of Pilobolus, "the most popular modern dance company in the country" (New York Post), and learn about Dartmouth's new resource for dance students and scholars.

PILOBOLUS COMES HOME:
THREE DECADES OF DANCE PHOTOGRAPHS

March 27-July 8 • Hood Museum of Art
An exhibit of stunning photographs chronicling 35 years of the company's imagination, innovation, and artistic productivity.
hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

"NOW PERFORMING AT WEBSTER HALL:
THE PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE ARCHIVE"

April 1-June 15 • Baker Main Hall, Baker-Berry Library
A fascinating behind-the-scenes exhibit about Pilobolean creativity: documents from the earliest days of the company to the present. Drawing on the Pilobolus archives to examine the troupe's history and relationship to Dartmouth, this show also examines the potential uses of the collection in academic research.
library.dartmouth.edu

PILOBOLUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Monday, April 2 • 5:30 pm & 8 pm
Collis Common Ground • $10

The Pilobolus way of using movement has everything to do with everyday life. Explore the process of collaborative choreography as a model for creative thinking in any field, through collective activity. Workshop participants need no previous dance experience, but should come prepared to move enthusiastically. Each two-hour session limited to 30 participants, ages 16 and over. Register at the Hop Box Office, 603.646.2422 or online.
hop.dartmouth.edu

A SYMPOSIUM: LEAVING TRACKS:
HISTORICIZING MODERN DANCE

Tuesday, April 3 • 3 pm
Haldeman Center, Kreindler Conference Hall (Room 041) • Free

Presented by the Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College, this symposium considers both the place of Pilobolus, in the history of modern dance and productive use of dance archives in scholarship and performance research.
dartmouth.edu/~lhc
3 pm
Introduction: Setting the Stage
Ford Evans, Director of Hopkins Center Dance
and the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble
3:30-4:45 pm
Panel 1: Pilobolus: Are they really seeking the light?
Charles l. Reinhart, Director, American Dance Festival
Suzanne Carbonneau, Professor of Performance
and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts,
George Mason University
5-6:15 pm
Panel 2: The Nature and Uses of a Dance Archive
Jacqueline Z. Davis, Executive Director,
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian,
Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College

HOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENING RECEPTION
HONORING PILOBOLUS ARTISTIC DIRECTORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tuesday, April 3 • 6 pm • Kim Gallery • Free
hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

MONTGOMERY FELLOW LECTURE:
PANEL WITH THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS OF PILOBOLUS

Wednesday, April 4 • 3:30 pm • 105 Dartmouth Hall
Free and open to the public; seating is limited

dartmouth.edu/~montfell

PILOBOLUS ARCHIVE KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Wednesday, April 4 • 5:15 pm • Baker Library • Free
Enjoy the Library's Pilobolus exhibition and toast the new archive!
library.dartmouth.edu

PILOBOLUS WORLD PREMIERE
Wednesday & Thursday, April 4 & 5 • 7 pm
The Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts
$30 • Dartmouth students $5

The company casts its magic spell with a program that includes the world premiere of B'zyrk, a Dartmouth-commissioned work by artistic co-director Jonathan Wolken.
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Discussion with company members after each performance.
hop.dartmouth.edu


Pllobolus @ Play is sponsored by the Dartmouth College office of the Provost, the Hopkins Center, Hood Museum of Art, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment, Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Dartmouth College Library.

 
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