Durham Performing Arts Center

Thursday, June 26 at 8pm
Friday, June 27 at 8pm
Saturday, June 28 at 8pm
Children's Matinee Saturday, June 28 at 1pm

$19.25, $27.75, $49.25, $58

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This performance contains nudity.
Pilobolus is an ADF audience favorite for a reason. High-octane, accessible, and always unique, this is a company for dance lovers and newcomers alike.This season they will debut two ADF-commissioned works. On the Nature of Things explores the power of iconic bodies to tell a story about the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Set to vocal music inspired by the classical baroque period, it is both graceful and riveting to watch. The Inconsistent Pedaler is an absurd, acrobatic, and lyrical collaboration between Pilobolus, fiction writer Etgar Keret, and filmmaker Shira Geffen that opens up a mesmerizing physical world.  Megawatt, Skyscrapers, and Korokoro round out the program. Megawatt is a full-throttle, full-company piece that blends startling energy with an ironic take on the excess state of the world we live in, set to the music of Primus, Radiohead, and Squarepusher. Skyscrapers, Pilobolus’s collaboration with choreographer Trish Sie, is a work set against the gritty, saturated colors of L.A.’s eastside streets. Skyscrapers explores the melancholy, understated elegance of the tango in this quick-change duet. Korokoro blends Pilobolus’s signature partnering with the atmospheric styling of collaborator Takuya Muramatsu, creating a world of surreal physicality that is interested in the making and unmaking of heroes.


More on Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen
(Creative Collaborator) was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s Magazine and the Paris Review. His work has been translated into 34 languages and published in over 38 countries. In 2007, Keret and Shira Gefen won the Cannes Film Festival’s “Camera d’Or” Award for their movie Jellyfish, and the Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers’ Guild. In 2010 Keret received the Chevalier Medallion of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He currently lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

SHIRA GEFFEN (Creative Collaborator) was born in Tel Aviv in 1971. A playwright, director, children`s author and actress, she studied at the Nissan Nativ Drama Studio and has performed at the Habimah National Theater as well as at the Cameri and Khan Theaters. In 2005 she started “Knafyim” a theater group for retarded actors. Geffen has published three books for children. She was awarded First Prize at the Haifa Children`s Drama Festival in 1998 and the Hadassah Prize for children book writing in 2003.  In 2007 Geffen had written and co-directed her first feature film Jellyfish (“Meduzot”), which won 3 prizes in the Cannes film festival, including the prestigious Camera d’Or. In 2014 wrote and directed Self Made which was selected for the Critiques Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

 Download large print program here.


Watch a video about Pilobolus’ Children’s Matinee program!

Pilobolus Rules @ Play from Pilobolus on Vimeo.

About Pilobolus

Pilobolus – named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength – is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education, and consultation.


From Video to Stage, It Takes Several To Tango by Rebecca Milaoff, The New York Times

Pilobolus was worth the wait by Jeff Mannix, The Durango Herald