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The Today Show To Feature Special Holiday Preview of Pilobolus’s "Shadowland"

The Today Show To Feature Special Holiday Preview of Pilobolus’s "Shadowland"




Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl.
New York, NY 10012


Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 9:00am




The internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater will make its “Today Show” debut on Thursday, December 3, presenting an excerpt from its acclaimed show, Shadowland, running through December 6 at NYU Skirball Center.

Pilobolus’s Shadowland is a euphoric mix of shadow-theater, dance, circus, and rock concert.  The surreal and gripping story of a girl’s coming of age takes audiences on an eye-popping thrill ride, and features a world-premiere finale that plays tribute to New York City. It was created in collaboration with indie rock songwriter, composer and singer David Poe and with Steven Banks head writer for “SpongeBob SquarePants.”  The show is currently playing to sold-out houses across Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia, and South America. Shadowland will be touring the U.S. in 2016.

Pilobolus is an internationally acclaimed collective, renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that ignore preconceived barriers between creative disciplines. The company is committed to constantly making things, always creating collaboratively, and always exploring ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium. Pilobolus has created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries, and currently performs its work for over 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world each year.  Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, and was recently named one of Dance Heritage Coalition’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures.”

Tickets: Pilobolus will perform through December 6, 2016 (see complete schedule, below). Tickets are $30 - $70 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. The NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.

Shadowland Schedule:

Tuesday, December 1 at 7 pm

Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm **

Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm

Friday, December 4 at 8 pm  **

Saturday, December 5 at 2 and 8 pm

Sunday, December 6 at 2 and 7 pm

**There will be a post-show discussion following these performances

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