Pilobolus Dance Theater

Start Date

Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 7:00pm

End Date

Friday, 27 February 2015 - 7:00pm

Location

Cultural Hall Bahrain

Description

Even though shadows are traditionally used to conceal secrets, the Pilobolus Dance Theatre uses shadows to reveal secrets through a performance that is part dance, part theatre, part circus, and part concert. In this one-of-a-kind show, the performers skillfully use silhouettes to create spellbinding vignettes of movement that must be seen to be believed.

Show timings:
26th & 27th March: 7 PM

Age limit: 6 year

Entry is free for all!

"The groundbreaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert. As the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, Shadowland incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create an evening-length performance that merges projected images and front-of-screen choreography.

The story is a surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age. Created in collaboration with lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants Steven Banks, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic.It is set to a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe, whose poetic work for Shadowland ranges from ballads to hard-driving rock numbers that lift the audience out of its seats. His much-loved songs illuminate the themes and visuals of this fascinating story and world.

ORIGINS

Shadowland was conceived and created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation of the short shadow form. The result is a mixture of Pilobolus’ signature style and innovative new forays into new media. Indeed, from an artistic standpoint, the new work incorporates Pilobolus’ legendary approach to modern dance combined with high-energy, fastpaced, multi-media innovation.
Known for its collaborative choreographic process and a unique weight-sharing approach to partnering and sculptural creations, the company discovered this new medium for playing with lightness and dark when it developed advertisements for Hyundai and then performed at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007, creating iconic images of the films nominated for Best Picture." - From the Official website