The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents ‘Pilobolus: The Big Five-Oh!’ February 26

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) hosts Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH! Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8 p.m. A dynamic presentation celebrating Pilobolus’ iconic works, from vintage classics to their Emmy-winning work Shadowland, this 50th anniversary show turns Pilobolus traditions aside and brings its past into the future.

Over the past 50 years, the Pilobolus Dance Company has performed around the world at events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics and has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest influencers and creators. Fresh, vibrant, and all-new for 2022, the remarkable company that carved out an iconic place for itself in American culture in the early 1970s still wows audiences with an irresistible blend of wit, sensuality, and startling physical acumen.

“Whether you’re new to the Pilobolus phenomenon or a decades-old fan, we anticipate Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH! will be a wonderful celebration of their best work,” said Eric Fliss, general manager of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

“For 50 years, Pilobolus has captivated audiences from Broadway to Berlin, with appearances on Oprah and Late Night – and now it’s our turn to proudly host this breathtaking show in Miami.”

Beginning as an experimental troupe of Dartmouth College students in 1971, Pilobolus tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and power of connected bodies. They succeed by blending inventiveness and humor, intertwining their bodies in striking positions through weight-sharing techniques.

“Exploring gender, sexuality and the many meanings of movement, Pilobolus dancers are some of the strongest and most versatile in the business,” added Fliss.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida, and in part by Culture Shock Miami.

Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH! is recommended for ages 13 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age. Food and drinks from outside are not allowed in the room. Strollers are not allowed inside the auditorium. Senior and military discounts are available in person only.

Tickets for Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH! range from $31.50 to $65 and are available by calling 786-573-5300 or visiting SMDCAC.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Face masks must be worn at all times.

About South Miami-Dade Cultural Center for the Arts

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is operated by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with financial support from the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office and County Board of Commissioners. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit www.smdcac.org.

It is Miami-Dade County policy to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the main stage auditorium and Black Box theater space. To request accessible format materials, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodations to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, initiate your request(s) at least five days to advance by contacting Stephanie Aponte at stephanie.aponte@miamidade.gov or by calling 786-573-5314 (TTY users can call 711 for the Florida Relay Service.


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