For more than 40 years, the visionary dance troupe Pilobolus has defied gravity, dazzling audiences with superhuman flexibility and fascinating forms that audaciously challenge the limits of the human body. With choreography rooted in physics and engineering, this company of acrobats and athletes revolutionized the dance world with a startling mix of humor, invention, and improvisation that weaves together illusion and reality in jaw-dropping productions filled with stunning physical feats.
Through nationally televised performances as diverse as the Olympics to the Academy Awards; on Sesame Street, Oprah, and 60 Minutes; in car commercials and even a Grammy®-nominated music video for OK Go, they are an incomparable force in American cultural life—squeezing their way into history, both figuratively and literally. They also just so happen to hold the world-record for “most people crammed into a Mini Cooper.” (It’s 26, in case you are wondering.) If any of this sounds familiar, you are likely one of the more than one billion people in 64 countries who have experienced this international dance phenomenon. It seems that the only thing they can’t do is levitate, but odds are they are working on that too.