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.
"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.
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.
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.
HOOD MUSEUM OF ART OPENING RECEPTION
HONORING PILOBOLUS ARTISTIC DIRECTORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
Tuesday, April 3 6 pm Kim Gallery Free
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
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!
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.
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