Pilobolus Dance Company

Pilobolus, a trippy, hyper-creative dance group whose founders describe it as “an outsider dance company,” has spent four decades conjuring some of the most unique dance spectacles known to audiences. Here they’ll mimic sinuous, insect-like creatures courting one another; there they’ll act as shadow puppets, using tricks of light to become huge and then minuscule. Though best known for their innovative use of props, costumes, visual illusions and gymnastics, Pilobolus’s creative masterminds also indulge in an eclectic use of music, sampling Primus and Brian Eno in one set and then cabaret tunes the next. They’ll stop in Galveston as part of their 40th-anniversary tour with a performance that runs the gamut from slapstick humor to sensual romantic pairings. 3 p.m. Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street, Galveston. For information, call 409-765-1894 or visit www.thegrand.com. $22 to $75.
Sun., April 10, 2011
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