Shape shifters dance silohouettes 521.
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Founded in 1971 as an outsider dance company, Pilobolus quickly became renowned
the world over for its imaginative and innovative approach and is now an
inseparable element in the contemporary American culture.
performed Shadowland at the 2007 Academy Awards ceremony, and it immediately
became a hit worldwide. Combining shadow theater, modern dance, lighting effects
and music, it tells the story of a young girl in ”shadow land.”
dreamworlds captivate the audience, confronting them with their own surreal
The soundtrack ranges from ballads to hard-driving rock
The piece reflects the fast-paced lifestyle of New York City
through the eyes of a tourist. The dancers create the landscape of New York
through intricate body contortions and artistically sculpted
Behind an illuminated screen, human forms intertwine into
objects; bodies join to form impressive illusions and collapse again only to
become new figures. Throughout the piece, the dancers manipulate their bodies
and the space into the shapes of the skyscrapers, benches and taxis that form
the world New York.
Shadowland November 29 – December 3 at the Herzliya
Performing Arts Center; December 5 - 6 at the Jerusalem Theater; December 7 - 8
at the Beersheba Performing Arts Center; and December 9- 10 at the Haifa
For reservations: www.bimotshows.co.il