Known for its collaborative creative process, weight-sharing approach to partnering, and shape-shifting sculptural creations, Pilobolus discovered a the creative possibilities of shadow-making 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. In 2009, Pilobolus premiered Shadowland, the first show of its kind, which has toured to 32 countries and been seen by over 1 million people around the world.
Now, following sold-out performances of Shadowland, Pilobolus is proud to present a new evening-length work merging shadow performance and dance. Created by the same team that brought you Shadowland, including the lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants Steven Banks and popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe, Shadowland 2: The New Adventure dives deeper into the mysterious world of shadows and light.
Shadowland 2: The New Adventure uses Pilobolus’s exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quixotic quest to save an imaginary bird. Employing animation, video, shadow-theater, this madcap adventure that dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir, and romantic comedy.