The Friends of Greenwich Library are pleased to announce that the acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will take the stage as part of its Performing Arts Series on Saturday, September 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the Berkley Theater on the Library’s lower level.
The series begins on Friday, September 29 with a benefit event, Opening Night Celebration, chaired by Greenwich residents Mary Ellen Markowitz and Rosario Brooks, and jointly sponsored by the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Greenwich Library. Funds raised during this private event will support the upcoming season of free performing arts programming at the Library.
A celebratory cocktail party in the Library’s Reading Room will follow the 7:00pm performance. Dancers from the company will join the festivities. Tickets are available for purchase at greenwichlibrary.org/support/opening-night/.
Pilobolus is thrilled to bring its ingenuity to Greenwich Library as Artistic Director Matt Kent and the Dancers lead the audience through this specially curated performance of classics and fan favorites. Come peek inside the playful mind of Pilobolus as it shows how the human body can create new forms of storytelling and push the boundaries of dance.
Repertory to be presented includes:
• “Solo from an Empty Suitor”
• Selections from “Branches”
Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company that tests the limits of human physicality and explores the beauty and power of connected bodies. The group was founded at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College in 1971. Three men enrolled in a dance composition class taught by Alison Becker Chase. In that class, they created their first dance, which they titled “Pilobolus”—and a legacy of movement and magic was born. Shortly after, Robby Barnett, Alison Chase, Martha Clarke, Moses Pendleton, Michael Tracy, and Jonathan Wolken founded Pilobolus, the company that 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 physical planes.
The Saturday afternoon and evening performances are free of charge and open to all. The performances will run for one hour; doors open 30 minutes before each program begins. ASL will be featured in all performances. Registration through the Library’s online calendar is required, starting Thursday, September 7 at 9 a.m.
The weekend’s events are sponsored by generous Library donors and the Friends of Greenwich Library. The Friends of Greenwich Library’s mission is to welcome and reflect the Greenwich Community through volunteer engagement and to develop and support exceptional programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery.
For more information about the Opening Night Celebration, contact Lisa Mandel at [email protected] or 203-622-7957. For more information about the Friends Performing Arts Series and public performances, please contact Performing Arts Librarian Travis Milliman at [email protected] or 203-622-7900.