SHADOWLAND: Music for Pilobolus
Music by David Poe
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SHADOWLAND, the groundbreaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.
As the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, Shadowland incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create an evening-length performance that merges projected images and front-of-screen choreography, set to a rhythmic original score by American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and film composer David Poe, whose poetic work for Shadowland ranges from ballads to hard-driving rock numbers that lift the audience out of its seats. His much-loved songs illuminate the themes and visuals of this fascinating story and world.
The story is a surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age. Created in collaboration with lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants Steven Banks, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience -- intensely dramatic, but often comedic.
Shadowland was conceived and created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation of the short shadow form. The result is a mixture of Pilobolus’ signature style and innovative new forays into new media. From an artistic standpoint, the new work incorporates Pilobolus’ legendary approach to modern dance combined with high-energy, fast-paced, multi-media innovation.
Known for its collaborative choreographic process and a unique weight-sharing approach to partnering and sculptural creations, the company discovered this new medium for playing with lightness and dark when it developed advertisements for Hyundai and then performed at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007, creating iconic images of the films nominated for Best Picture.
Steven Banks ~ Robby Barnett ~ Renée Jaworski ~ Matt Kent ~ Itamar Kubovy ~ Michael Tracy
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Josie M. Coyoc ~ Mark Fucik ~ Christopher Grant ~ Molly Gawler ~ Damon Honeycutt ~ Renée Jaworski ~ Beth Lewis ~ Roberto Olvera ~ Derek Stratton ~ Lauren Yalango
Neil Peter Jampolis
Mark Fucik ~ Christopher Grant ~ Molly Gawler ~ Damon Honeycutt ~ Renée Jaworski ~ Beth Lewis ~ Roberto Olvera ~ Derek Stratton ~ Lauren Yalango