Pilobolus Talk

Pilobolus is hard to define. Yes, there are synchronized movements to music, but also the execution is mind blowing. Named after a quickly developing spore, Pilobolus often looks more like a kaleidoscope than a group of people performing. The troupe blossomed into a gorgeous display of movements in Ok Go’s video for “All is Not Lost.” It uses bodies to spell out words and cram into tight spaces. In fact, the group holds a world record for squeezing 26 people into a Mini Cooper in a very claustrophobic viral video. Pilobolus is also known for shadow dance (think using your whole body to create a shadow puppet and using dynamic moves to challenge the boundaries of perspective).

Watch Pilobolus bloom at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street in Scottsdale, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Single tickets start at $39. Evening performances are 18-and-over due to nudity. Visit or call 480-499-8587.

March 28-29, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 29, 2 p.m., 2014
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