Summer Workshop Series

Dance with us!

Join Pilobolus this summer for workshops that will get your creative juices flowing, challenge your body and your mind, and open up a world of collaborative and movement-based possibilities.

Pilobolus’s founders were not dancers, but curious and interested movers. Pilobolus camps underline our founders’ ideas that anyone can dance, and can create dance.  Whether you haven’t taken a dance class in 20 years, take class regularly, or have never even danced a step, there is a place in a Pilobolus Intensive for you. Pilobolus focuses on how people, working together, can create form and movement to breathtaking effect. In Pilobolus Workshops and Camps, we work with dancers and non-dancers alike to expand the idea of what dance is, and increase collaborative and performance skills.

All I want to say is thank you. This experience gave me tools not only as a dancer and teacher but also as a human being. The connection that the group built that week was very authentic and gave us the chance to be more comfortable with the process.
– Carlos G., 2015 Summer Workshop participant

Workshops take place at the Woodhall School in Bethlehem, CT – near the company’s Connecticut home. Join us for an immersive Pilobolus experience with a performance by the company!

Ages 18+. Days are 9am – 5pm.

WEEK 1 – Pilobolus: TECHNIQUE + PHILOSOPHY

July 17 – 21, 9am-5pmDates subject to change
Open to dancers and non dancers alike, this workshop welcomes all to experience Pilobolus’s creative process. This session is playful, group-driven, physically challenging and fun. Participants will explore  improvisation and create collaborative choreography.  The week ends with a showing for friends and invited guests. Pilobolus fans and curious minds from all walks of life will learn to access untapped areas of creativity and improve effectiveness in a group.

WEEK 2 – Performance: ONSTAGE + BEYOND

July 24 – 28, 9am-5pmDates subject to change
Allowing participants to expand upon a basic knowledge of improvisation and group interaction, this workshop focuses on performance techniques both onstage and in the creative process. Push yourself to experience how the Pilobolus dancers create and perform. This week will include rigorous physical training, improvisation work, partnering and creating works collaboratively.

WEEK 3 – Creation: VISION & REVISION

July 31 – Aug 4, 9am-5pm – Dates subject to change
This workshop explores deeply the group choreographic process; not just creating, but developing work. The process relies on each individual’s working knowledge of complex partnering, choreography, collaboration, and direction. Be ready to dig deep into the choreographic process and not just create, but re-work, polish, edit and revise. Previous Pilobolus Workshop participation strongly recommended.

New for 2017!
Pilobolus Pedagogy – The how and why of what we teach

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9am – 5pm.
In this special one day professional development, work with Pilobolus Education and Community Engagement Manager, Emily Kent, and learn philosophy and techniques of the Pilobolus Method.  This workshop can be taken in conjunction with either Week I or II workshop, or on its own.
Fee: $150 for the one day training. $100 if purchased in conjunction with a week long workshop.

 

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Tuition

$600 per week. Take one week or all three. Get a 10% discount when you register for more than one week.

Scholarships

Applications are now open. Please contact Emily Kent at ekent@pilobolus.org with questions.

Housing

On campus housing will be available at affordable rates.

Summer Workshops Scholarships are supported by the Diebold Foundation.

Photo by Robert Whitman.