Pilobolus

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Saturday, March 22, 8 pm

$50, $35, $25
Premium Seats $75
Students (20 and under) $20
Bargain Seats $20

These fan-favorites return to Marin County to delight audiences with their unique brand of dance. Founded in 1971, Pilobolus began as an outsider dance company. Over 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century. Marin Center Presents first presented Pilobolus in 2000, and this appearance marks their 12th as a part of our performing arts season.
AUTOMATON (2012)  A new collaboration with the internationally renowned choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The result is a cyborg of a dance that questions the difference between human and machine. Somewhere between Tron and Bladerunner, AUTOMATON takes place in a mirrored world that allows us to view multiple angles at the same time.

Skyscrapers (2012)  Set against the gritty, saturated colors of LA's Eastside streets, Skyscrapers explores the melancholy, understated elegance of the tango, quintessential street dance, drenched in overtones of love, romance, and loss. Pilobolus once again joins Trish Sie (co-creator of last year's Grammy-nominated Pilobolus/OK Go video and live dance, "All Is Not Lost") to imagine Sie's brilliant new video for OK Go's Skyscrapers as a work for the live stage. Bay Area premiere.

OCELLUS (1972)  The second work ever created by the company, Ocellus is a classic Pilobolus men’s quartet that explores the precision and grace with which bodies move when they are continually connected to one another.

[esc] (2013):  Masters of trickery, Penn & Teller, team with Pilobolus to create the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography. Fantasy, athleticism, strength, confinement, fetters and escape are all at play in this tantalizing premiere. Bay Area premiere.

Licks (2013):  The 2013 collaborative work with Trish Sie is a high-octane romp, full of raw energy and berserk horseplay. Featuring twelve ropes and six dancers, the piece is at various times wild, rowdy, dangerous, sexy, and absurd. Bay Area premiere.

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