“Come to Your Senses” With Pilobolus at The Mahaiwe [Berkshire on Stage]
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will present acclaimed dance theater troupe Pilobolus on Friday & Saturday (February 8 & 9). “We can’t wait to welcome back one of the most innovative, acrobatic and beautiful dance companies to Great Barrington this winter,” says Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly. “It’s a special opportunity to share their creative gifts with local school children, and we expect a packed house for the public matinee performance as well.”
The engagement will kick off with a school-time field trip performance of Pilobolus is a Fungus at 10am on Friday. In this interactive show for young audiences, participants take a journey through nature, perceiving the sounds, shapes, colors and movements of birds, water, trees and the company’s namesake fungus, in new and unexpected ways. With the help of the Pilobolus dancers, audience members learn to express their deep connection to the world through movement and dance. Pilobolus is a Fungus is recommended for all ages and grades. Tickets are $6 per student with school groups. Contact Mahaiwe Education Coordinator Judy Reinauer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahaiwe education programs are sponsored by Berkshire Bank, Cain Hibbard & Myers, The Feigenbaum Foundation, and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.
Pilobolus will perform Come to Your Senses at 3pm on Saturday. The company invites audience members to engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of the senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining human biology and ends by utilizing the senses in what they describe as a refreshing immersion in the biosphere. Tickets are $40-$85.