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JONATHAN WOLKEN, 1949-2010, co-founded Pilobolus in 1971, naming the company after a feisty fungus being researched in his father's biophysics lab. He remained one of Pilobolus' Artistic Directors as well as Director of Development until his death on June 13, 2010. Mr. Wolken graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Philosophy. During his career he created 46 works for Pilobolus, in collaboration with its other artistic directors, with guest artists and as sole choreographer. He also choreographed for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are", and created "Oneiric" featured in a jointly produced Danish Television feature for members of the Royal Danish Ballet. Over the years he taught many workshops and was dedicated to the furtherance of Pilobolus technique not only in dance but as a model for creative thinking in any field. Jonathan leaves his wife, JoAnne, and his four daughters.

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