Renowned Dance Ensemble Pilobolus to Perform at UNCW March 31

Grammy-nominated pioneers of dance Pilobolus have mesmerized and energized stage, television and online audiences worldwide, making unforgettable appearances during the Academy Awards and the opening ceremonies for three Olympic Games.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of Cultural Arts presents Pilobolus, Grammy-nominated pioneers of dance, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 in Kenan Auditorium. Part of the university's Masters Series, which highlights artists and works of cultural and historic significance, the performance features internationally-acclaimed dance pieces from the company's 40-year history in addition to new works from their current repertoire.

Founded in 1971, Pilobolus has mesmerized and energized stage, television and online audiences worldwide, from late nights on Conan O'Brien, to early mornings on Sesame Street and during primetime on CBS's 60 Minutes.  They have made unforgettable appearances during the Academy Awards and the opening ceremonies for three Olympic Games. Their recent video collaboration with rock band OK Go was nominated for a Grammy.

"Pilobolus has an uncanny ability to maintain their unique and innovative artistic vision, while still appealing to a mainstream audience of all ages," said Norman Bemelmans, director of cultural arts at UNCW. "We are incredibly fortunate to have them as part of our UNCW Masters Series during their 40th anniversary tour."

The March 31 performance at Kenan Auditorium will showcase a dynamic range of works, including  "The Transformation," from the acclaimed shadow theatre work entitled Shadowland (2009) and Korokoro (2011), choreographed in collaboration with Takuya Muramatsu of Dairakudakan, one of Japan's legendary butoh companies.

Tickets and information are available at the Kenan Auditorium box office Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 (Reserved Seating A) and $35 (Reserved Seating B).

Media contact:
Courtney Reilly, Office of Cultural Arts, 910.962.2082 or reillyce@uncw.edu