ARTS San Antonio in collaboration with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents Pilobolus, Shadowland (New York City). Internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus uses shadow play to tell the story of a girl who is coming of age. A girl falls asleep only to wake to something lurking behind her bedroom wall — her shadow. The wall of her room suddenly starts to spin, trapping her on the other side. Unable to escape, the girl sets off on a journey of discovery, going deeper and deeper into Shadowland. Prepare to be plunged into an evening of inventiveness, unusual physical movement and clever staging.
Created by Pilobolus’s dancers and directors in collaboration with lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic. The story is a surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age.
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. 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 harddriving rock numbers that lift the audience out of its seats. His songs illuminate the themes and visuals of this fascinating story and world.
This performance supports the nonprofit mission of ARTS San Antonio to entertain, enrich and educate the people of San Antonio and South Texas.