Pilobolus - named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength - is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. In recent years Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards. The company has engaged in activities as varied as making circuses, creating television advertising, publishing books, breaking world records, teaching in schools, and producing music videos. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. All of this is achieved without ever losing sight of the company's core mission: to make art that builds community.
"It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe." Alastair Macaulay, New York Times