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Often hailed as the greeting card of the human body, the art of dance can express human love and desire more artfully than any chalky, unpleasant, heart-shaped candy. Today’s deal expresses your love for your Valentine without requiring you to put on unflattering tights: for half price, you get one ticket to see the Pilobolus Dance Theatre pirouette across the stage of the Northrop on Saturday, February 13, at 2 p.m. You have your choice of four seating options; click here to view the seating chart. Once you buy your Groupon, call the ticket office to reserve an assigned seat and then pick your ticket up at the will-call area on the afternoon of the performance.
The traveling ballet’s Minnesota performances will feature a mixed repertoire of favorites and genre-bending new works. Laterna Magica, choreographed by the company’s co-artistic director Michael Tracy, mixes ritual and mythology to create a mysterious, sensual celebration of both the natural world and the supernatural. Following the tumbling tumbleweed solos and tribal percussion of Pseudopodia, Pilobolus Dance Theatre will perform its classic Walklydon, a silent dance owing much of its physical humor to slapstick and vaudeville. The performance will also include Dog • ID, a shadow piece in which a young woman is transformed, and Rushes, a collaborative piece that mingles multiple movement languages into a hybrid terrain of pure physical expression.
Since its humble beginnings as an outsider dance company in 1971, Pilobolus Dance Theatre has emerged like the scrappy heroine in a dance movie to become a world-renowned, 21st-century creative force, winning the Primetime Emmy, a Berlin Critic’s Prize, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, and many other accolades.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Dance magazine have all sung the praises of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s past performances: > * Pilobolus, like any dance company, has several styles. Some of its works are visions of imaginary biology, some are human dramas, some are about clowning. But since its early years the purest Pilobolus experiences have involved metamorphosis. We see both physicality and illusion. Bodies become imagery, and one image merges into another, organically, poetically, inexplicably. – Alastair Macaulay, New York Times > * It’s hard not to walk away in awe after a Pilobolus show. Even the disappointing elements are performed with a contagious energy and dedication. At the end of Program 3, the dancers slid out almost naked on water slides: They smiled, laughed, started a water fight, and then splashed the audience, who responded with a standing ovation. – Christopher Atamian, Dance > * To me, Pilobolus embodied a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have. – Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post