July 08, 2013
July 8 - 12, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
For ages 3 - 6
Much of Pilobolus's creative work has emerged from a response to nature, and this year's summer camp will take its inspiration from a close observation of local flora and fauna. Ranging from the amazing symmetries of leaf morphology, to the locomotion of insects and the particular gaits of farm animals, the workshops will explore the connection between natural phenomena and the development of choreography that has so inspired Pilobolus's signature style.
The camp is meant for kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade of all levels of skill and experience. Sessions will take place at the Washington Club Hall on the Green in Washington Connecticut where Pilobolus develops its own work, as well as in local natural areas such as Steep Rock Nature Preserve.
All classes are based on the company's unique collaborative creative process, though for younger children we emphasize the balance of raw imagination with group cooperation and physical freedom with self-control. For older students, the work more completely investigates the process of composition and decision-making. Participants in these workshops need no previous dance experience, but should come prepared to move enthusiastically.
In all cases the program ends with an informal public show and tell of a brand new work made by the dancers themselves! Fee: $55.00, to enroll download the registration form and mail in or contact Emily Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org.