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I love Pilobolus. (Who wouldn't love a dance company named after a fungus?) Most interesting I think is the range of things that the dancers list in addition to dance in their bios. For example, one of the artistic directors mentioned he's done landscaping.

They performed 5 pieces last night and all of them were great.

The first was a story-dance called Lanterna Magicka about catching fireflies to make a lantern. It had several characters who weren't necessarily human and of course, they released the fireflies at the end of the dance.

Lanterna is also being performed this afternoon in their kid-friendly matinee. There's also a piece I won't get to see that was choreographed by a creator of Spongebob Squarepants.

Another great piece was called Hitched, it was the story of a marriage (starting with groom chasing bride, followed by bride chasing groom). Some wonderful slapstick was followed by a more serious moment where the marriage is obviously in trouble. The couple make peace at the end and leave the stage in an embrace where each has only one leg on the floor, they could only walk if they worked together.

See a sample of Pilobolus here http://www.ted.com/speakers/pilobolus.html

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