Poe’s music plays an important role in the show’s continuity. “It supports the movement and moves the story forward. It deepens the atmosphere that’s being built,” says Fucik, who recalls that Poe would come to rehearsals of Shadowland and return with music that made the show better. “It was a real give-and-take.” Pilobolus, which was founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971, is already presenting Shadowland 2 abroad with new characters. Fucik says a North American tour of that production is also planned. And he has some advice for American audiences new to the Shadowland experience: “Come to the show with an open mind and a sense of awe.” — Dana S. Eagles
EVENT: Shadowland DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 p.m. VENUE: Walt Disney Theater NOTES: Pilobolus, one of America's most innovative dance companies, will present a program that combines images projected on screens of various sizes with extraordinary choreography and imaginative use of light, shadow and music. TICKETS: Prices start at $29 844.513.2014 • drphillipscenter.org
DID YOU KNOW? Pilobolus is named after a phototropic fungus that founding member Jonathan Wolken’s father was studying in a lab at the time of the company’s creation. The fungus grows on cow dung, and propels itself with extraordinary strength, speed and accuracy.
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