Pilobolus Poll 1: Darkness and Light Yeah, but is it dance? | Arts

Pilobolus Poll 1: Darkness and Light Yeah, but is it dance?

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There were differences in opinion in the talkback after Thursday's world premiere of Pilobolus' Darkness and Light.

Some gushed over the live shadow-and-color-play projected on the Page Auditorium screen.

But then there were those thinly-veiled suggestions that it wasn't even dance, that the dancers did their best to counter. (Which, actually, is more than we can say for Pilobolean choreographers Robby Barnett and Jonathan Wolken, who were missing in action when collaborator and master puppeteer Basil Twist and their dancers were on stage, taking part in the lively post-performance discussion.)

Where do you come down on this?

Is Darkness and Light dance?

If it isn't, what is it?

Would it have been if we could have actually seen the dancers?

Fourth and final question: Does it matter if it is or not?

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