The human body has more than 600 muscles, which equals more twisting and twirling possibilities than the weekly Play-Doh factory output. Witness aerobic arithmetic with today's Groupon. For $22, you get a ticket to the Pilobolus dance performance at the Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. (up to a $48 value). The spacious Clearwater venue creates an ideal setting to see the epic movement of this internationally revered touring dance company.
Created in 1971 as an outsider dance troupe, Pilobolus quickly evolved into an internationally celebrated sensation. Elaborate body contortion, nontraditional acrobatic choreography, and inventive routines are commonplace in a Pilobolus performance. Show goers will observe the skillful shapes and scenes from first-come, first-serve seats in the elegant Ruth Eckerd Hall. With 2,180 seats, the well-sized theater has been nominated as one of the top five concert halls in the United States.
Inspirational and inventive, the Wednesday evening performance is the perfect pick-me-up from a long week. The pliable limbs of the Pilobolusians have shifted to assume shapes including a star at the Academy Awards and a Hyundai automobile. Take advantage of the opportunity to see the dynamic dance troupe hailed in USA Today, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
- 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
- The continuity of changing imagery, the easy sensuousness and the wonderful push-me-pull-you surprises of the physicality: These still seem to come right out of their makers’ dreams and into ours. – Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
- Pilobolus recalls the flavor of its founding era even as it continuously refreshes itself. – Joel Lobenthal, New York Sun
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