PILOBOLUS at Celebrate! Brooklyn

PILOBOLUS at Celebrate! Brooklyn

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park | Park Slope

Celebrate! Brooklyn presents two untitled New York premieres by PILOBOLUS: one commissioned by the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and the other commissioned by The American Dance Festival on Thursday, July 6, 2017, FREE at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

The latter was created with Abigail Washburn and 16-time GRAMMY-winning banjo legend (and 2017 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival performer) Béla Fleck. Along with these premieres, they will perform two pieces from their core repertory: "On the Nature of Things" and "Rushes." "On the Nature of Things" is performed by three dancers balanced on a two-foot wide column rising above the stage, set to vocal music and exploring the power of bodies to tell a story about desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. "Rushes" is a collaboration with world-renowned dance-theatre makers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak that explores an isolated community of broken dreams.

American dance troupe PILOBOLUS is a master of fanfare: "magic tricks, gymnastic stunts, large-scale shadow puppetry, and stripteases" (The New York Times) all belong to the bouquet of their vocabulary. Whimsical athleticism and an endless capacity for new, expressive, non-traditional techniques make them one of the nation's most celebrated and immediately recognizable companies. In this playful, topsy-turvy evening-length program, limbs will tangle and bodies will morph.


July 6, 2017 · 8:00PM
@Prospect Park Bandshell · FREE

In this playful, topsy-turvy evening-length program, limbs will tangle and bodies will morph.

Celebrate Brooklyn! One Of New York City's Longest Running, FREE, Outdoor Performing Arts Festivals.

Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions.

All BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.