The renowned dance theater company Pilobolus is dedicated to collaborative creation and discovering beauty in unexpected places.
Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company. Since 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators in the world. Now, in our digitally driven and increasingly mediated landscape, we also reach beyond performance to teach people how to connect through designed live experiences. We bring our decades of expertise telling stories with the human form to show diverse communities, brands, and organizations how to maximize group creativity, solve problems, create surprise, and generate joy through the power of nonverbal communication.
Pilobolus has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries. We currently perform our work for over 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world each year. In the last year, Pilobolus was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’s TODAY Show, MTV’s Video Music Awards, The Harry Connick Show, ABC’s The Chew, and the CW Network’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, including a TED Fellowship, a 2012 Grammy® Award Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. In 2015, Pilobolus was named one of Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures”. Pilobolus has collaborated with more than 75 brands and organizations in finance, retail, media, fashion, sports, and more to create bespoke performances for television, film, and live events.
March 5th show at 2:00PM has been moved to March 4th at 2:00PM. Thank you!
Hosted by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
DATE: Sunday, March 5, 2023
LOCATION: Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Ct.
FEE: $15, cash or check payable to Manship Theatre
APPROPRIATE FOR: Intermediate and advanced dancers, 12 years and older
REGISTER: Call 225-767-5814 after 4 pm or arrive 30 minutes prior to class time.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and the Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts are pleased to announce a master class, taught by the world-renowned dance troupe Pilobolus, celebrating their 50th year anniversary. After their performances on March 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm at the Manship Theatre, the company will lead a very unique master class the following day for intermediate and advanced local dancers.
The core values of Pilobolus are creativity, collaboration, and communication. This workshop is designed to give students an experience of the Pilobolus creative process and their signature techniques of improvisation, partnering, and collaborative choreography. Current Pilobolus dancers will lead students through an improvisational warmup, movement based problem solving, weight sharing techniques and group dance making. The class concludes with a choreographic project and performance for their peers.