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Pilobolus Performs at Ferst Center April 5

2014 March 21
by Susan Asher

Renowned around the world for their shadow dances, Pilobolus will be coming to Atlanta Saturday, April 5. The dance company has been featured on numerous TV shows, including the “Annual Academy Awards,” “Oprah,” “Late Night with Conan O’ Brien” and “60 Minutes,” and has performed over 100 choreographic works in more than 64 countries around the world.

A mixture of acrobatics and dance, the performances are funny, heartfelt and utterly amazing. You may have seen shadow dancing before on TV. This is the company that started it all.

The company will present five works: AUTOMATON (2012), a collaboration with internationally celebrated choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui that questions the difference between human and machine, and [esc] (2013), a full company piece created in collaboration with master magicians Penn & Teller that explores ideas of fantasy, athleticism and escape. THE TRANSFORMATION (2009), OCELLUS (1972) and LICKS (2013) round out the evening’s featured repertory.

Pilobolus performs Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center. Tickets are available for $22 for children, and for $39 to $49 for adults.

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