While any live performance can offer an immersive experience, these works feature all-encompassing environments of special distinction.
Audiences of all ages were enraptured by the undersea worlds depicted in a full-evening work entitled Bleu! This Italian company of visionaries specializes in presentations using an interactive stage floor with ever-changing imagery, welcoming audience members to actively participate.
LeeSaar The Company
Grass and Jackals, 2014
The final minutes of LeeSaar’s audacious Grass and Jackals features a jaw-dropping visual effect, a “rain curtain” that suddenly places the dancers behind transparent streams of hot glue emanating from 25 feet above the stage. Seeing is believing!
La Otra Orilla
El12 (el doce), 2013
This company’s Pillow debut in 2013 featured a full-evening exploration of the number twelve, entitled El12 (el doce). Projections helped create a multi-media world that encompassed flamenco dance in a unique way.
zoe | juniper
A Crack in Everything, 2011
The Doris Duke Theater’s technical resources have rarely been used as imaginatively as in this striking new work, conceived during a Creative Development Residency at the Pillow and seen here in its world premiere. With action taking place on both sides of a semi-transparent scrim, the dance employs unusual costumes and elaborate make-up to create its own special environment.
Garth Fagan Dance
Oatka Trail, 2002
Because Garth Fagan created his Oatka Trail to evoke a Native American site, he wanted to film it on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage to capture the outdoor ambience.
Directing from Offstage
Dorrance Dance, Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Jessica Lang Dance, Henri Oguike Dance Company + 8 others
Zaccho Dance Theatre
Invisible Wings, 1998
Joanna Haigood’s exploration of the Pillow’s Underground Railroad history for Zaccho Dance Theatre thrilled audiences by plunging them into an entirely new world.
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