Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic.
Shadowland combines multimedia, projected shadow play, and front-of-screen choreography in a wild evening of storytelling that is uniquely Pilobolus. The first shadow theater event of its kind to tour the globe, Pilobolus has performed Shadowland in 32 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and The Americas where it has been seen by more than 1,000,000 fans.
Pilobolus pioneered this new form of shadow theater in advertisements for Hyundai and at the 79th Annual Academy Awards where it performed, through shadow, iconic images of the films nominated for Best Picture. Shadowland is a natural evolution of Pilobolus's groundbreaking experiments in shadow creation.
Developed in 2009 by Pilobolus's directors and dancers in collaboration with the lead writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks, and with music by American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic.
Night. A teenage girl prepares for bed. As she falls asleep, the wall of her room mysteriously starts to spin, trapping her on the other side-a transfigured body stuck in the land of shadows. Unable to escape, the girl sets off on a journey of discovery. Strange creatures appear along the way-at once comic and evil, threatening and seductive. With Pilobolus's acrobatic movement, the humor of cartoons, and the heart of a love story, Shadowland celebrates the power of dreams to help us discover who we're born to be.
Pilobolus began at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1971. In the more than four decades since, Pilobolus has performed on Broadway, at the Oscars, and the Olympic games, and has appeared on television, in movies, in advertisements, and in schools and businesses and created over 120 dance works. The company continues to propel the seeds of expression via human movement to every corner of the world, growing and changing each year while reaching new audiences and exploring new visual and musical planes.
Date: 12th Jan (Fri) - 13th Jan (Sat) @ 19:15
Children under 1.2m are not allowed to enter inside.
ALL ATTENDEES NEED A TICKET.
Pilobolus: Shadow Land
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Opera Hall
425 Dingxiang Lu (丁香路425号，近世纪大道) Pudong Shanghai Shanghai