Come to your senses with PILOBOLUS – FirstWorks Artistic Icons

PILOBOLUS – Come to your senses.
Pilobolus forms a human sculpture with six dancers in an outdoor setting (photo by Megan Moss Freeman)
FirstWorks presents a new show from movement illusionistsPilobolus inviting us to come back to our five senses… and explore the connection between the human body and the analog world around us.
«Where acrobatics are liquified into poetry» —New York Times
Experience the thrilling fall kickoff of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series
Friday, October 26 at The VETS – 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence
Whether they are performing for millions at the Olympics, choreographing an audience-powered illuminated performance as they did at this year’s PVDFestcollaborating with music video icons OK Go or amazing us live on the FirstWorks stage—Pilobolus continues to amuse, innovate and engage after 45 years of movement and magic.
Audience creates illuminated umbrella performance with Pilobolus at PVDFest (photo by M. Cutler)
Pilobolus dancers in light blue jumpsuits create human sculpture in OK Go's video "All is Not Lost" (photo credit Nadirah Zakariya)
Dancers form the shapes of birds (Photo by Hibbard Nash)
Experience a thrilling evening of music and movementpart Fellini-esque carnival, part lyrical explorationfeaturing the Rhode Island premiere ofBranches, a celebration of the natural world.
Tickets: $28-95 (incl. $3 facility restoration fee). For phone orders call 401-421-ARTS. Phone and internet purchase fees may apply.
Photos, from top:
Pilobolus, Gnomen – photo credit Joseph Mehling
Pilobolus in nature – photo credit Megan Moss Freeman
Pilobolus, UP! The Umbrella Project at PVDFest – photo credit M. Cutler
Pilobolus, All Is Not Lost – photo credit Nadirah Zakariya
Pilobolus, Branches – photo credit Hibbard Nash Photography
Dazzling cultural performances. Provocative discussions with legendary artists. World-class music and dance. From the concert hall to the classroom, FirstWorks is also at the frontier of arts education, where performers engage directly with local students through creative programs and performances at area schools. FIRST-WORKS.ORG
Thanks to our season sponsors: Rhode Island Foundation, Carter Family Charitable Trust, National Grid Foundation, City of Providence, National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works, Providence Journal, Providence Journal Charitable Fund, RISCA, Textron Charitable Trust, June Rockwell Levy Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Providence Monthly

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