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Dance & Acrobatics Merge On Stage in Auck in April


Dance and Acrobatics Merge On Stage in Auckland in April

Acclaimed American dance company Pilobolus Dance Theatre visits New Zealand for the first time, performing exclusively in Auckland as part of THE EDGE® International Arts Season 2008.

THE EDGE® International Arts Season and IMG Artists present Pilobolus Dance Theatre in a strictly limited season of four performances at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® from Wednesday 30 April to Saturday 3 May.

Pilobolus is a unique modern dance company – athletic, graceful and continually expanding the definition of dance, the company brings a mix of skill, agility and humour marking their performances as fun as they are thrilling.

" Pilobolus is a mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers who leap, fly, intertwine and break all the rules….. audiences should expect the unexpected with Pilobolus." – NYC Newsday

The company combines dance with acrobatics and creative invention and their innovative exploration of dance has give rise to a unique style where dancers transform their bodies into wondrous shapes.

“… converts bodies into interlocking and interchangeable parts, erecting structures on stage that are closer to sculpture than dance.” – Newsweek

Formed in 1971, Pilobolus has developed more than 100 choreographic works and is recognised as a major American dance company of international influence. The company has won numerous awards including Berlin Critic’s Prize and a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in cultural programming.

Pilobolus has created works with numerous organisations including the renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (USA), the Ballet du Rhin (France) and performed to acclaim at the 79th annual Academy Awards in 2007.

“…one of the world’s most popular modern-dance troupes… famous for its wit and sensuality.” – The New York Times

Pilobolus Dance Theatre performs at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® as part of THE EDGE® International Arts Season for 2008 from April 30 to May 3 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $30-75 and available from Ticketek at www.ticketek.co.nz or phone 0800 TICKETEK.

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