Friday, March 18, 2011



WHEN: Saturday, April 2, at 8 PM
THE MAYO CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS, 100 South Street, Morristown
TICKETS: $57(Golden Circle): $47, $42, $37, $32
Box office 973.539.8008 or online:

Experience the unique collaborative dance of Pilobolus! Pilobolus merges the physical entanglement of bodies with irreverence and invention that suggest complex and simple ideas and emotions through movement alone.

Pilobolus will perform six pieces:

  • UNTITLED (1975): Two lovely women in flowing gowns and large picture hats encounter handsome suitors, discover their Alice-in-Wonderland ability to grow, explore relationships and give birth to adult men in birthday suits. At once a humorous pantomime and a profound consideration of the relationship between the sexes, Untitled touches on love, violence, childbirth and old age.
  • WALKLYNDON (1971): One of Pilobolus' very first works, Walklyndon is a silent dance owing much of its physical humor to slapstick and vaudeville. Six colorfully dressed jocks romping, bumping, kicking and galumphing, Walklyndon is a classic.
  • GNOMEN (1997): This is a Pilobolus classic. A quartet for men, Gnomen's lyrical exploration of relationships emerges from an unusually inventive physical vocabulary and is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague, Jim Blanc.
  • THE TRANSFORMATION (2009): Shadow piece in which a young woman is transformed. Created in collaboration with lead writer for the brilliant animated series SpongeBob SquarePants Steven Banks.
  • DUET (1992): A classic, rarely performed duet that has not been shown in almost a decade, Duet is revived for the company's 40th anniversary. Two women's intense attraction and affection turns into a struggle for power and domination. A tender, loving and intense physical relationship is portrayed on stage, exploring themes of intimacy, misunderstanding and the hope of successful union.
  • REDLINE (2009): Jonathan Wolken's Redline examines the beauty and futility of physical battle. Accompanied by a driving and seductive score by Battles and Autechre, this full-company work is full of tremulous energy balanced by a graceful discipline.

The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2010-2011season is made possible in part by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.