The human body knows no limitations in a high energy, lyrical performance that discovers how astonishing graceful movement can be. Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will host the avant-garde, contemporary dance company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Performing Arts Series.
Formed in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College students, Pilobolus propels across stage, much like the barnyard fungus it was named after, with inspiring, unique performances. This diverse collaboration of physical strength, grace and agility engages audiences around the world.
The dance company has toured with its 115 pieces of repertoire to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years. Pilobolus has been featured on “Oprah,” “60 Minutes,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and the “Academy Awards.” Alastair Macaulay with The New York Times said of Pilobolus, “It’s as if we’re being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.”
In addition to its many performances, Pilobolus has been honored with just as many awards. In 2012, the company was nominated for a Grammy Award for its interactive music video collaboration, “All is Not Lost,” with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan. Most recently, Pilobolus was recognized as a collective for artists who have made lasting contributions to their field with the Dance Magazine Award.
The performance will take place at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S. May Avenue. Tickets are $25-$45 and can be purchased online at http://tickets.occc.edu, by calling (405) 682-7579 or in-person at OCCC Box Office.