ASAP kids, Pilobolus to perform together
Updated 2:44 pm, Friday, February 12, 2016
The After School Art Program based in Washington, which serves northwestern Connecticut, will present a program, “ASAP Presents Pilobolus,” with the world famous dance company Pilobolus in Southbury Feb. 19-20.
A snow date of Feb. 21 is set.
The program will be offered at Pomperaug High School.
The entire Pilobolus company of seven dancers will be accompanied by students and community members in ASAP’s Interdistrict and Community Dance Projects.
The performances will integrate original, never-before-seen choreography.
The superintendents and principals of Newtown and Region 15 will grace the stage as part of the performance.
This is the first year that ASAP’s collaboration with Pilobolus has resulted in programs for both children and adults in Newtown and Southbury.
Patrons will see several works of the latest repertory of Pilobolus Dance Theater, the present-day vehicle for over 40 years’ worth of Pilobolus’ most inventive and groundbreaking choreographic work.
The company tours extensively in the United States and abroad, splitting time between performing and teaching, and creating new works in the Pilobolus Lab’s International Collaborators Project.
“People see a Pilobolus show and are amazed by the young, beautiful bodies and superhuman feats,” said JoAnne Torti, executive director of ASAP.
“With the addition of original choreography created in the youth and multigenerational classes that took place throughout the fall, we see the same principles can apply, that ordinary human beings —people just like any of us — can make beautiful, touching, and interesting dance regardless of their history or age or physical ability,” she said.
The event is sponsored in part by Union Savings Bank and William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty/Northern Fairfield County Brokerage, the CT Community Foundation/Southbury Community Trust Fund, Judy Jackson and Bruce Haims.