Renowned for its imaginative and ingeniously intricate and athletic exploration of creative collaboration, Pilobolus will present three programs during its upcoming season at The Joyce. In Program 1, Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman collaborates with Pilobolus artistic director Michael Tracy and dancers to make Hapless Hooligan in ‘Still Moving’ – a noirish love story told in the style of early comics. Featuring Pilobolus dancers interacting live with Spiegelman’s drawings (animated by Hornet’s animators Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson), Hapless Hooligan tells the tragicomic tale of Hap and Lulu, separated in life and reunited after death. Tony-nominated sound designer Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!) assembles a collage score comprised of obscure cabaret tunes and early jazz hits to create a captivating atmosphere in this remarkable blend of comics and dance.
Take a look at some behind the scenes footage of the work in progress.
And, be sure to see the premiere of Hapless Hooligan in “Still Moving” this July! The program also includes audience favorites Redline, Symbiosis and Rushes.