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Pilobolus to Perform Nov. 17 as Part of M&T Bank Dance Series

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 18, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Pilobolus on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

Founded in 1971, Pilobolus is a modern performance company that wears its revolutionary stripes on its sleeves. In keeping with its fundamentally collective creative process, Pilobolus Dance Theatre now curates and convenes groups of diverse artists to make inventive, athletic, witty and collaborative performance works on stage and screen using the human body as a medium for expression.

The 2012 season marks Pilobolus' 41st year. In keeping with the energy and spirit of its biological namesake -- a phototropic fungus that thrives in farmyards -- the company has continued to grow toward the light, expanding and refining its unique methods of collective creative production to assemble a repertoire of more than 100 choreographic works. While it has become a stable and influential force in the world of dance, Pilobolus remains as protean as ever.

Pilobolus is based in Washington Depot, Conn., and performs for stage, television and online audiences all over the world. The company has appeared late at night on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, early in the morning on Sesame Street and in primetime as a feature on CBS's 60 Minutes. The group has performed in 64 countries and received a number of prestigious honors. In 2010, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions in the field.

Tickets for Pilobolus are $36.50 and $26.50 general admission, and $26.50, $16.50 for students and children. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.