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Family-Friendly Dance Matinee Comes to Weis Center Easter Weekend

Mar 15, 2016 01:18PM ● Published by Ryan Frisch

Internationally acclaimed dance ensemble Pilobolus will perform a family-friendly matinee on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.  

The performance will include the following pieces: Automaton, All Is Not Lost, Thresh|Hold, The Inconsistent Pedaler and Sweet Purgatory.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Gary and Sandy Sojka.

Pilobolus is renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that break the barriers between creative disciplines. The company is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and continually exploring new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.

Pilobolus was founded in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College students with no training in dance and no interest in playing by the rules of classical dance technique. They employed an inventive naïveté that the contemporary Pilobolus organization still energetically applies to the diversity of opportunities in today’s world.

Pilobolus has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries and currently performs its work each year for over 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world.

In recent years, Pilobolus has been frequently featured on U.S. Television on The 79th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast, 60 Minutes, Sesame Street, Oprah, Ellen, Late Night with Conan O’ Brien, and recently on the December 3, 2015 Today Show.

The New York Times says of the company, “It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.”

The company has been recognized with many honors, including a Scripps Award in 2000, a Dance Magazine Award in 2010, a TED Fellowship, a 2012 Grammy Award Nomination, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. In 2015, Pilobolus was named one of the Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures”.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a performance by Mnozil Brass on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter.


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