Pilobolus Dance Theatre to perform Oct. 30

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theatre will perform a mix of new and classic pieces at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

The Penn State program includes five works:

-- "Automaton," a new collaboration created with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, questions the difference between human and machine.

-- "Skyscrapers," set against the gritty, saturated colors of Los Angeles’ Eastside streets, is drenched in overtones of love, romance and loss.

-- "Gnomen," a Pilobolus classic, explores relationships through an unusually inventive physical vocabulary.

-- "All is not Lost," which aims to change the way people look at dance through a kaleidoscope view of human connection, is the live companion to the dance troupe’s video collaboration with Grammy-winning band OK Go.

-- "Megawatt" is an ironic take on the high-voltage state of the world.

Founded in 1971, the Connecticut-based Pilobolus performs for stage, television and online audiences across the globe. The troupe has performed live shows in more than 60 countries.

This presentation may include partial or full nudity. Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. An Artistic Viewpoints discussion will not be offered before the presentation, but a talk between Pilobolus company members and the audience follows the performance. Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $38 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $31 for those age 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at www.cpa.psu.edu or by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays) and Bryce Jordan Center (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes discounted prices for Penn State students possible. MetLife Foundation is the official tour sponsor, and Don and Mary Ellen Fisher are sponsors for the Penn State presentation.

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Last Updated October 15, 2012