The McKnight Centre Celebrates Pilobolus Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary

Ora Sawyers

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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Katy Fabrie | Gooden Group | 405-403-5423 | [email protected]

The Pilobolus Dance Firm will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a tour stopping
at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma Point out University.

Pilobolus secured an iconic area in American society in the early 1970s and proceeds
to wow audiences with its irresistible mix of wit, sensuality and breathtaking bodily
acumen. The group will conduct at the McKnight Centre at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March

The commemorated dance enterprise will also give a masterclass concentrating on the body’s
normal motion. The unique instructional opportunity is open to OSU dance and theatre
section learners, and offers a prospect for them to hone their craft together with
marketplace gurus.

“Pilobolus brings a riveting and infectious power. They inspire newfound creative imagination,”
mentioned Mark Blakeman, The McKnight Center Marilynn and Carl Thoma government director.
“The dance enterprise has been all over 50 decades, and it carries on to obtain innovative methods
to enthrall audiences with performances that are exclusive to the model. We’re thrilled
to host this caliber of occasion, and it is even more exciting that their know-how will
be applied to encourage OSU students by an impactful understanding option.”

The Pilobolus creation showcases vintage and ground breaking dance factors. For 50 several years,
Pilobolus has done in significant-profile events close to the world like the Olympic Video games
and the Academy Awards. The dance troupe has worked with a half-century of gifted
artists and influencers.

“This is one particular of the exhibits I am most thrilled for this period. Physicality and fluidity
will arrive jointly for a stunningly swish show that entertains all people,” Blakeman

The latest Pilobolus troupe is ages 23 to 30, just one of the youngest in the group’s
heritage. Previous Pilobolus dancer Renée Jaworski has returned as co-creative director.
She labored with co-creative director Matt Kent to add to Pilobolus’ repertoire of
additional than 120 performs.

“For the Big 5-Oh!, we chose what we considered are the sorts of parts that produced
the company shift in some way, or introduced them into one thing new,” Jaworski explained.
“As you can envision, that has transpired pretty a couple of occasions over 50 yrs … As firms
transform, the parts expand and glimpse a little distinctive each individual time any individual new does them.”

Tickets to the Significant Five-Oh! efficiency on March 24 are accessible online at or by contacting (405) 744-9999. Masks are needed for this display. The McKnight Middle
has improved health and fitness and security measures to keep guests, artists and staff members safe and sound.
For details concerning COVID-19 safety guidelines, remember to simply click here.

The McKnight Middle for the Executing Arts at Oklahoma Point out College is a world-course
epicenter for the arts dedicated to attracting celebrated nationwide and worldwide
systems with noteworthy accomplishing arts productions and artists. The McKnight Centre
is an expression of OSU’s determination to the arts to encourage and transform lives as a result of
creative excellence, imaginative ordeals, and impactful finding out prospects. To
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