ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 25, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present Pilobolus Dance Theater, May 20-21. This will be the second time the modern dance company has been seen on the St. Paul stage, having previously performed at the Ordway in 2013. Tickets for the show range from $29-79 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
Founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971, Pilobolus is an American modern dance company that challenges the boundaries of contemporary dance. Their smooth, organic choreography, along with signature shapes and shadow work, often blurs the lines between individual performers. The result is a sense of dance-troupe-as-organism, displaying the performers’ extreme strength, flexibility and athleticism. Pilobolus has been featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Academy Awards, and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for their work on OK Go’s “All is Not Lost” music video.
Pilobolus will perform five pieces from their popular repertoire during each of the St. Paul shows: “On the Nature of Things” (2014), “Wednesday Morning, 11:45” (2015), “THRESH|HOLD” (2015), “The Inconsistent Pedaler” (2014) and “Megawatt” (2004).
“We’re delighted to have this phenomenal company back by popular demand,” said Dayna Martinez, Ordway’s artistic director of world music and dance. “This will be the Twin Cities premier of many of the pieces they will be performing, and the great variety of these pieces showcases the range this company has. Pilobolus is so many things: playful, inventive, athletic, theatrical. And audiences will get to experience all of it this spring.”
For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org. Some performances include partial nudity and are recommended for mature audiences only.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
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Dates: May 20-21, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Theater Venue Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
& Location: 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Price: $29-$79, subject to change