Delivery alert

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. This alert will expire at NaN. Click here for more info.

Recover password

Santa Fe makes its way into Pilobolus performance

A scene from "Shadowland" by Pilobolus. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

A scene from “Shadowland” by Pilobolus. (Photo by Ian Douglas)


Audience members at the Lensic Tuesday night appeared delighted by the encore offered by dance company Pilobolus after a performance of “Shadowland.”

This company, famous for its characters and shapes created by the combinations of human bodies, got substantial applause for its main performance, when corps members performed a story about a teen-age girl and her intense dream world, which included a transformation of herself into a dog. Or at least a human with a dog’s head that turned into a parable of acceptance or condemnation of people’s differences.

The encore got down-home, though, as shadows portrayed the dancers traveling from New York City down I-40 and crossing the New Mexico border, when they morphed into a number of iconic symbols familiar to the crowd. The Zia symbol. Two-story adobe buildings with canales and hanging ristras. Santa Fe’s cathedral. And the city’s name spelled out through bodily contortions.

Nothing like adding local flavor to please an audience.