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An enchanting tale of illusion & dance

Shadowland, the ground-breaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.For the first time in Australia, with more than 100 choreographic works performed in over 64 countries, Shadowland will be performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, and Perth from May - July 2014.

As the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, Shadowland incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create an evening-length performance that merges projected images and front-of-screen choreography.

The story is a surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comesof age. Created in collaboration with lead writer for the popular animated series Sponge Bob Square Pants Steven Banks, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic.

It is set to a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe, whose poetic work for Shadowland ranges from ballads to hard-driving rock numbers that lift the audience out of its seats. His much-loved songs illuminate the themes and visuals of this fascinating story and world.

Shadowland was conceived and created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation of the short shadow form. The result is a mixture of Pilobolus’ signature style and innovative new forays into new media. Indeed, from an artistic standpoint, the new work incorporates Pilobolus’ legendary approach to modern dance combined with high-energy, fast-paced, multi-media innovation.

Known for its collaborative choreographic process and a unique weight-sharing approach to partnering and sculptural creations, Pilobolus discovered this new medium for playing with lightness and dark when it developed advertisements for Hyundai and then performed at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007, creating iconic images of the films nominated for Best Picture.

Sneak Peak

After its renowned shadow theatre performance on the 79th Annual Academy Awards,

Pilobolus embarked on the creation of an evening-length movement-theater piece titled Shadowland. It was created in collaboration with Steven Banks, head writer for the hit Nickelodeon Show SpongeBob Square Pants, and singer-songwriter David Poe, who wrote a rollicking score. To date, Shadowland has performed over 200 shows world-wide, and is currently touring extensively around Europe.

The Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Dates: Tue 10 June at 7.30pm, Wed 11 June at 7.30pm, Thurs 12 June at 7.30pm, Fri 13 June at 7.30pm, Sat 14 June at 1.30pm and 7.30pm, Sun 15 June at 1pm and 6pm.


$79.90 – $99.90

Event Details
Date: 10-15 June 2014
Time: Times vary depending on session

Where is it?
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Melbourne St
South Bank, 4101

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