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Groundbreaking spectacle by famed dance company Pilobolus comes to the newly renovated Kohler Memorial Theater Jan. 30

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One Distinguished Guest Series performance only – Thursday, Jan. 30

(KOHLER, Wis.- December 13, 2019) — piloblus and Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series are pleased to announce that the groundbreaking show SHADOWLAND The New Adventure will perform one night only at the newly renovated Kohler Memorial Theater in Kohler, Wis. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at  PILOBOLUS’ SHADOWLAND shows are the first of a kind presentation of multi-media, shadow play and dance.  SHADOWLAND The New Adventure is touring American cities following extended engagements in Germany and throughout Europe.

Created by famed dance company PILOBOLUS after years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, SHADOWLAND The New Adventure uses Pilobolus’ exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quest to save a magical bird.  Employing animation, video and live shadow theater, this madcap adventure dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir and romantic comedy. SHADOWLAND celebrates the strange and wonderful power of the dark to show us who we are in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways.

PILOBOLUS is an internationally renowned movement company.  For 45 years they have tested the limit of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies.  In 2009, Pilobolus created SHADOWLAND which has since performed in 32 countries, for over a million people.  Now they are proud to present this all-new Shadow adventure.

SHADOWLAND combines PILOBOLUS’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast- paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a mind-bending merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverage darkness and light.  European critics are in awe of SHADOWLAND;  Stuttgarter Zeitung said, “Watching SHADOWLAND makes you speechless … Pilobolus has given us something beautiful, touching and completely unexpected;” And, Le Parisien called SHADOWLAND “an amazing spectacle of inventiveness which is unclassifiable and inspiring.”

PILOBOLUS is named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength.  The dance company was founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971 and they continually form diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education and creative consultation.

SHADOWLAND The New Adventure will be the first performance in the newly renovated Kohler Memorial Theater in Kohler, Wis., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.  Over the course of 2019, Kohler Memorial Theater has been transformed into a more comfortable and gracious space for guests and performers.  The theater transformation includes the following features to improve the theater experience for ALL guests:  new, roomier seats; larger lobby; dedicated will call and concession spaces; enlarged proscenium arch size for increased audience viewing and diversity of talent; ADA accessible restrooms; family/private restroom; 10 wheelchair seats; swing arms on select aisle seats to allow easier access; hearing assistance devices; push button door activation and ADA accessible ramp at the front of the theater.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling Kohler Foundation at 920-458-1972 (between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).  Kohler Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation that supports arts, education, and art preservation initiatives in Wisconsin.


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