Pilobolus Dance Theatre, which has performed at the Mondavi Center several times during the past decade, returns at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with a program that will include dancing inspired by automatons, skyscrapers, gnomes and other sources of inspiration.
Founded in 1971 at Dartmouth College, Pilobolus performs regularly for stage, television and online audiences all over the world. In addition to performing at universities while on tour, the company has appeared on television at various hours of the day: late at night on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” early in the morning on “Sesame Street” and in primetime as a feature on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
Pilobolus has performed live shows in 64 countries and has received a number of honors, including the Berlin Critic’s Prize, the Scotsman Award, the Brandeis Award and a primetime Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in cultural programming, among other recognitions.
In 2010, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field. Pilobolus works also appear in the repertoires of major American and European dance companies.
Tickets for Sunday’s Mondavi Center performance are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.