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Rules @ Play is a lively, interactive show created specifically for children and families, exploring how rules actually present opportunities to solve problems and overcome challenges. Check out the video!
“Rules @ Play” is a flat out terrific program. I encourage educators and bookers alike to check out its availability, parents to explore workshops, and everyone to attend ‘regular’ performances of this extraordinary troop.
…the mix of frivolity and fluid movement presented by avant-garde group Pilobolus left nothing but knowing nods and plenty of laughter.
…Pilobolus always manages to keep new cards up its sleeve.
They’re like talented magicians showing us exactly how they did a particularly-complicated trick. And even though we know, we’re still impressed.
some completely glorious new works that grow organically from the company’s sprawling underground root system
Pilobolus proved that they still have some tricks up their collective sleeves as their curiosity leads to new avenues of expression
In a world of contemporary dance where many productions present abstract concepts with blank faced dancers, Pilobolus serves to remind us that concept and movement can and should belong together.
The performers of Pilobolus twist, turn, bend and flex. But the beauty in what they do is how their sometimes breathtaking actions create something bigger than movement.
I came away with the modest impression that, perhaps, Pilobolus holds the key to how humans can successfully navigate a world of divisive politics, fragmented culture and monolithic economics.
At various points in a performance of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, you forget what you’re looking at; the dancers move so skillfully, so symbiotically, that they cease to resemble people at all. Plants, animals, all manner of objects and suggestions of objects arise and then dissolve, and at the end of an evening you feel as though you’ve glimpsed many worlds.
Surely, Pilobolus demonstrates that together, with a singular focus, we could all accomplish great things.
There are other companies that take art to extremes, but Pilobolus proves once more that it does it best.
Their particularly honed style that emphasizes the malleability of the human form creates a true sense of wonder and reminds viewers just how magical movement can be.
Since its early years, the purest Pilobolus experiences have involved metamorphosis. We see both physicality and illusion. Bodies become imagery, and one image merges into another, poetically, inexplicably.