by Byron Woods
Pilobolus has been a long-time fixture at the American Dance Festival. Local audiences saw the world premiere of Wolken's Redline last summer, a work in a similar vein to his 2004 high-energy piece, Megawatt. In recent years, ADF audiences also saw Memento Mori, a 2006 collaboration with company co-founder Michael Tracy, and iterations of his classic composition, Psuedopodia, from 1973.
No new work by Wolken was scheduled for Pilobolus' upcoming performance at the American Dance Festival, July 1-3. Wolken's latest, and apparently final work, Hitched, will be featured during the company's subsequent season at the Joyce Theater in New York, July 12 - August 7.
Memorial service arrangements have not yet been announced.
The Hartford Courant story can be read here.