Shadowland celebrates the power of dreams to help us discover who we are born to be.
The cutting-edge dance company, Pilobolus, combines multimedia, projected shadow play, and front-of-screen choreography to tell the story of "Shadowland," a global phenomenon that you will have to see to believe at the Spreckels Theatre on Nov. 10, presented by La Jolla Music Society.
This production has been performed in 32 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. You may be familiar with Pilobolus performance art if you saw the 79th Annual Academy Awards where they performed, through shadow, iconic images of the films nominated for Best Picture.
The company has been in existence for nearly half a century with over 100 shows in its repertory. "Shadowland" was created in 2009 and has taken audiences breath away ever since.
It tells the story of a teenage girl preparing for bed. As she falls asleep, the wall of her room mysteriously starts to spin, trapping her on the other side—a transfigured body stuck in the land of shadows.
Unable to escape, the girl sets off on a journey of discovery. Strange creatures appear along the way—at once comic and evil, threatening and seductive.
With Pilobolus’s acrobatic movement, the humor of cartoons, and the heart of a love story, Shadowland celebrates the power of dreams to help us discover who we are born to be.
Shadowland was conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with an original score by composer David Poe.
"Shadowland" plays on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway #600 San Diego, 92101
There is a matinee performance with a Prelude interview hosted by Molly Puryear that starts at 1 pm, the show begins at 2 pm.
The evening performance with a Prelude interview hosted by Molly Puryear starts at 7 pm. The show begins at 8 pm.
There is also a dinner reception at 5:30 pm at The Westgate Hotel. Click HERE for more details.
About La Jolla Music Society
"To enhance the vitality and deepen the cultural life of San Diego by presenting and producing a dynamic range of performing arts for our increasingly diverse community."
La Jolla Music Society carries forward a distinguished tradition reaching back to the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded in 1941 by Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Together with other musically-minded La Jolla residents including Ellen and Roger Revelle, Sokoloff and the Music Society commissioned twenty new works between 1949 and 1968, presenting the premières in the auditorium at La Jolla High School.