Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (ages 13-17)

June 11-15, 2018 
Camp runs from 9a-3p daily, with before and after care available for a small additional fee.

Price: $350 per student*
*Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

**Price includes 2 tickets (including camper) to Saturday, June 23, 1pm Pilobolus performance at DPAC**

This captivating week-long shadow-play camp is led by the beloved, internationally-renowned dance company Pilobolus. A long-standing favorite with our 9-12 age group, we are now offering it for the first time as a TEEN camp! Participants learn about the behind-the-screen process of Pilobolus, using their bodies and minds to invent new worlds, design props, and learn to tell stories through movement. Participants will end the week by opening for Pilobolus in the Saturday, June 23, 1pm show at DPAC!

Each day, students will need:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for a full range-of-movement
  • Bag lunch
  • Water bottle

Scholarships available.
More info here.  

Register online

About the instructors:

Edwin Olvera, a proud Wisconsinite, has spread his wings far and wide. His skill and ability has been of worldwide note as he has performed and taught in locations across the globe. After attending UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Edwin joined the world renowned dance company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, where he was an integral force in the choreographic & creation process over the course of eleven years. During this time, he was featured on countless television shows and commercial advertisements including Sesame Street, Born to Dance, and the NFL Channel. Edwin has collaborated with international artists Inbal Pinto and Basil Twist and has been featured in articles by both Dance and Dancer Magazine. In 2015 under the guidance of Olympic choreographers Gavin Robins and Leigh-Anne Vizer, Edwin was a dance captain for a team of 150 performers within the 44th national Dubai Day celebration. In 2016 he was a movement artist for Britney Spears at the MTV VMA’s in Madison Square Garden. As a creative entrepreneur, Edwin blogs about what it takes to be a successful freelance dancer! For more info visit:

Gaspard Louis was born and raised in Haiti. His performance experience includes touring with the cutting-edge and internationally-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater. In addition to performing, touring, and teaching globally with Pilobolus, he collaborated on nine major dance works during this formative decade with the company. He has also choreographed for Freespace Dance Company in New Jersey and Kentucky University Dance Ensemble. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Gaspard&Dancers and currently directs the American Dance Festival’s year-round creative movement outreach program, ADF Project Dance, which provides free dance classes to Triangle-area youth.


About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

June 11 to June 15, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm