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October 3, 2022

Amazing show Pilobolus Dance Theater premieres at Palace Hall

One of the most innovating dance companies in the world, Pilobolus Dance Theater, comes to Bucharest in late February with an amazing show, the famous dance of the shadows, for the first time in the capital city, with two performances at the Palace Hall on February 23 and 24, 2014. ‘Events’ company is the organizer.
An incredible show beyond all imagination, Shadowland leaves one breathless being a fascinating mix between ballet and magic lantern, pantomime, acrobatics, circus, comedy, pop and poetry, reads Gazeta Sporturilor daily. Unless the artists came from time to time in front of the white screen for out-of-the-box choreography moments, no one would believe the shadows are created by people. Shadowland is amazing as it is performed with no technical tricks. Apart from screens and several elements the artists cannot create with their own bodies, there is nothing but clockwork precision. And what the public does not know is that behind the screen the artists have a TV set allowing them to see exactly what the audience is watching and thus adjust their movement. The artists defy the laws of physics almost every second; there are often cases when a single dancer holds the weight of three people on the stage.
In 2007, Pilobolus Dance Theater performers were special guests of the Academy Awards and amazed the audience with their homage paid to famous movies such as “Little Miss Sunshine” or “The Devil Wears Prada.” In the same year, in full creative expansion, Pilobolus launched some collective choreographic international projects together with multi-disciplinarian artists, such as writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak,  the team of Israeli choreographs Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak, the remarkable American puppeteer Basil Twist, winner of Pulitzer prize, the cartoon creator Spiegelman Art, American composer and musician Dan Zanes, winner of Grammy prize, the OK Go band, the robotics distribution laboratory of MIT led by professor Daniela Rus, Japanese butoh choreographer Takuya Muramatsu, juggler Michael Moschen, winner of MacArthur Genius prize, and Belgian-Moroccan choreograph Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
The interactive video “All is lost” created by Pilobolus was nominated at Grammy Awards 2012. The company held shows in 64 countries in more than 200 cities and has major prizes in their record such as the Critics Award Berlin, Scotsman Award, Brandeis Award, an Emmy (Primetime Award) for exceptional achievements through cultural programmes, as well as the Samuel H. Scripps award American Dance Festival Award for their entire activity.

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