Shadowland by Pilobolus Dance Theater | Photo: Ian Douglas


Alberta Ballet launches 50th anniversary season with Canadian premiere

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Known for its innovative shadow work, acrobatic dance and high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, Pilobolus Dance Theater is bringing Shadowland to Calgary. Alberta Ballet kicks off its 50th anniversary season with this Canadian premiere.

Part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert, the show was conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, and features an original score by producer and film composer David Poe.

“This ensemble has created over 120 critically acclaimed dances disseminating our beloved art form to every corner of the world,” says Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître, in a statement. “After being seen by more than one million spectators around the globe, we are proud to finally present Shadowland to Canadians for the very first time.”

Shadowland by Pilobolus | Video: Courtesy of Alberta Ballet

Shadowland runs September 22 to 24, 2016 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW).