Shadowland 2: The New Adventure - Preview | Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Come to the Quick for a once in a lifetime, inside look at the rehearsal process of Connecticut’s own world renowned dance company, Pilobolus. Join us for a behind the scenes peek, as Artistic Directors Renee Jaworski and Matt Kent rehearse technical, choreographic, and dramatic elements of Shadowland: The New Adventure. Be a part of the process of the preparations for its first American tour. Pilobolus Artistic Directors and performers will be present for a discussion after the informal performance. Shadowland 2 uses exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quixotic quest to save an imaginary bird. Employing animation, video, and shadow-theater, this madcap adventure dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir, and romantic comedy. Shadowland 2 has toured the globe but has rarely been seen in the U.S., making this a special treat for local audiences.
Come to Your Senses — an evening of mixed repertoire by Pilobolus | Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
The trilogy of performances concludes Saturday evening with a repertory that will include Gnomen, a quartet for men with a lyrical exploration of relationships emerging from an unusually inventive physical vocabulary. It will also feature Branches, a more recent work, scored with and based upon natural sounds, which explores the rich beauty, humor, and drama of the phylogenetic tree. Additionally, Pilobolus will team up with Indie rocker Thao Nguyen to create Warp & Weft by the company’s first all-woman trio. Working in the mode of collage, three mysterious shape shifters draped in red velvet will invoke darkly comic, physically theatrical expressions of identity, sacrifice, and power.
Pilobolus in Residence
The Quick & Pilobolus are growing a home for creative and collaborative experiences.
For over 40 years, audiences around the world have celebrated acclaimed dance company, Pilobolus. Much like the fungus it was named after, Pilobolus has the remarkable ability of orienting itself to point directly towards a light source, and that’s where the Quick comes in. Fueling its creative process and a synergy for new experiences in our community, the Quick will serve as a home for Pilobolus.