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Coming to McCain: 'Shadowland' a blend of concert, circus, dance and theater

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017


MANHATTAN — Pilobolus' "Shadowland," a modern dance performance with many innovative elements, comes to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

A part of the McCain Performance Series, "Shadowland" is currently touring North America after four successful years in Europe. It was created by Pilobolus, a dance company that was founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Its members continually form diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance.

"Shadowland" is part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert. It was conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants," and features an original score by David Poe, the popular American musician, producer and film composer. "Shadowland" combines Pilobolus' noted approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverage darkness and light.

Tickets for "Shadowland" are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series

Written by

Malorie Wagner