We’ve been fans of the dance company “Pilobolus” for more years than I care to remember. In recent years, they’ve begun to use techniques of shadow puppetry in their dances.

Judging from this, they’ve got it down to a very fine art indeed. Staggeringly good.

(hat tip: Why Evolution is True)

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Shadowland

  1. Matt Healy says:

    I first saw Pilobolus, and many other superb modern dance groups, in the 1980s when I was a graduate student at Duke University. The American Dance Festival was held on Duke’s campus every summer, and season tickets were so cheap even those of us living on stipends could afford them. Pilobolus dances have always been brilliant and witty.

    • Geoff Coupe says:

      They are very good – modern dance for people who can’t stand modern dance. I recall the last time we saw them in Arnhem, there were some students from the local ballet school in the audience. They were saucer-eyed after seeing what Pilobolus could do…

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