For Immediate Release: Emmy Award-Winning, Guinness World Record Holders: Pilobolus Dance Theater

Escondido, California — :

Concert Hall @ The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025

Tickets: $25 – $50 / Time: 7:30 pm

“Bodies become imagery, and one image merges into another, organically, poetically, inexplicably.” – New York Times

“It has a consistently hypnotic effect that might be likened to that of a sensual sculpture shaping and reshaping itself on the head of a pin.” – Wall Street Journal

“Pilobolus embodied a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery.” – Washington Post

“This spirit of exuberant playfulness…is ever present with Pilobolus.” – Los Angeles Times

Emmy Award-winning, Guinness World Record-holding modern dance company Pilobolus Dance Theater will bring their jaw-dropping athleticism, grace, and innovation to The California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Known for their smooth, organic choreography that features unusual partnering, these globally renowned choreographers and dance-athletes blur the lines between individual performers to create an incredible sense of unity.

Dance enthusiasts can also attend a master class taught by a member of Pilobolus the morning of the show at the Center’s Concert Hall Rehearsal Studios at 10:00 am. This 90-minute intensive will explore Pilobolus’s signature creative-collaborative method and is recommended for students over the age of 13 with a basic understanding of dance. Admission is $30 for non-members, $25 for members, and $20 for students. Group tickets to the Nov. 15th performance are also available; groups of 10 or more people receive a 15% discount. For more information, please visit the Box Office or call 800.988.4253. Interviews and hi-res photos are available upon request.

Pilobolus, named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, was founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Since its inception, it has been challenging the way audiences think about dance by continually forming diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines. The original company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory in more than 64 countries for the last four decades. The company’s evening-length show, Shadowland (currently touring in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia), has been seen by more than a half-million people in the five years since it debuted. Pilobolus untiringly propels itself in a variety of directions to inspire and engage international audiences, bringing its inventive choreographic work to over 5,000 performances over the years.

Pilobolus has collaborated with clients such as Google, the NFL Network, the US Olympic Committee, and Avon. The company has appeared on the 79th Annual Academy Awards, Oprah, Sesame Street, 60 Minutes, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and countless other television programs. The troupe has also been recognized with prestigious honors, such as a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming”, a TED Fellowship, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choreography, Berlin Critic’s Prize, Scotsman Award, and Brandeis Award. Pilobolus daringly broke a Guinness World Record in 2011 by fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper; a total of 26 performers! In 2012, the company was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for its interactive music video collaboration, “All is Not Lost” with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan. Recently, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.

The innovative dance company continues to break boundaries in the Pilobolus Lab, where Pilobolus both convenes diverse artists in the development of new work through the International Collaborators Project (ICP) and develops new educational programming to teach its creative methods to individuals and institutions. To date, the Lab’s ICP has produced collaborations with Penn & Teller, MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, Maurice Sendak, RadioLab, and countless others. The Lab’s educational programming — which applies Pilobolus’ unique process as a vehicle to help all kinds of groups operate more effectively and achieve common goals — includes workshops, master classes, residencies, and children’s programming. Educational partners of Pilobolus include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Children’s Zone, and New York and Connecticut Public Schools.

Don’t miss the awe-inspiring performance from Pilobolus as they perform at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! For more information about Pilobolus, please visit:



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

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