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“A triumph of ingenuity.”
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.
Shadowland, from American dance company Pilobolus, is beguiling theatre. Part dance, part acrobatics, part circus, part shadow theatre, the show plunges the audience into an evening of inventiveness, unusual physical movement and clever staging.
Shadowland is a work of beautiful (and some terrible) images, achieved with awe-inspiring precision and skill from all creatives.
Shadowland is a unique piece of dance theatre with creativity oozing out of every pore.
Whether you are a fan of dance or not there is a quality to their skilfully crafted performance that demands attention, their movements on stage somehow defy gravity and their combined shadow play will leave you wondering how the hell they did it.
Shadowland is a virtuosic exploration of liminality – the state of being in between. In brilliant shadows of bodies morphing into animals, creatures and castle keeps, it physically represents that which is both beyond the object yet inseparable from it.
It’s a colourful, big, entertaining and completely wacky evening.”
With this show, Pilobolus has revived the amazement of the theatre. Magic!
The Pilobolus dance troupe is a force to be reckoned with.
Watching Shadowland makes you speechless… They have given us
something beautiful, touching and completely unexpected.
It is rare to find a company dedicated to making magic – which the American company Pilobolus most certainly does – through a few simple props and the movement skills and imagination of dancers.