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Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012
8 pm, Kenan Auditorium

Pilobolus (crystallinus) is a phototropic zygomycete - a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures. It’s a feisty thing - only 1/4 inch tall - that can throw its spores nearly eight feet. It is also a highly unusual dance company, embarking on its 40th year of evolution.

Germinated in the fertile soil of a Dartmouth College dance class in 1971, Pilobolus has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century -- renowned the world over for it's imaginative and athletic exploration of dance and movement. Pilobolus returns to Wilmington with a fresh batch of new works, which challenge the notion that art cannot be both insightful and entertaining.

Tickets & Information

$45 (Reserved Seating A) / $35 (Reserved Seating B) / Free to UNCW students with a valid ID*. For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643. Or buy tickets online.

Educational & Community Engagement

Pilobolus Dance Workshop
Sat., March 31, 2012
11 am – 1 p.m. | UNCW's Cultural Arts Building Dance Studio

While in town, members of Pilobolus will conduct a community dance workshop for all ages and levels!

What to expect

Dancers and non-dancers of all ages are invited to explore the methods of collective creativity that have formed the genetic code of Pilobolus' work for over 40 years! During a two-hour workshop, Pilobolus company members provide approaches to inventing, solving problems and working productively in a group setting. The workshop will focus on using physical expression as a means to explore creativity within a group. Regardless of your background, participants of Pilobolus workshops bond intensively and accomplish things individually and as a group they never thought possible!

What to wear

Participants should wear comfortable clothing in which you can easily move (i.e.., sweatpants, yoga pants, workout clothes). Footwear: Barefoot or lightweight sneakers.

How to Register

E-mail Nancy Carson to register for this class. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please put "PILOBOLUS REGISTRATION" in the subject line of your email.

MetLife Foundation is the official tour sponsor of Pilobolus Dance Theatre.

*UNCW student tickets must be purchased in person at the box office and are subject to availability; limit one per student; valid photo id required at time of purchase and upon entry to the performance.

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