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Filmmaking and Pilobolus


St. Paul, May 4
Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Immerse yourself in an evening of the arts with alumni and friends at this Dartmouth on Location event in St. Paul that culminates in a performance of Pilobolus at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

At Dartmouth in the 1970s, the collective Pilobolus innovated a collaborative, improvisational style and organization that transformed modern dance. Forty years later, Pilobolus thrives as an arts organization.

Still Moving: Pilobolus on Screen and on Stage

Dr. Ronald Green





Professor Ruoff will talk about the process of documentary filmmaking and introduce his film, Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, about the Dartmouth-born dance company. The 38-minute film reveals the lifecycle of the troupe, the drama of a founder’s death, and the company’s evolution, transformation, and regeneration. After the screening, Ruoff will lead a discussion with the audience. Following the discussion, guests will enjoy a reception and the opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones before heading to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to see Pilobolus live.

A film historian and documentary filmmaker, Jeffrey Ruoff is associate professor and chair of film and media studies at Dartmouth. His anthology, Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals, was published in 2012 by the University of St. Andrews. Ruoff’s book, An American Family: A Televised Life (2002), is the definitive study of the documentary series many consider to be the forerunner of reality television. He lives in Norwich, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.

Program:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
4:30 pm: Registration at the Hilton DoubleTree
4:45 pm:  Screening of Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, followed by discussion with Professor Jeffrey Ruoff
6 pm: Reception
7:30 pm:  Performance of Pilobolus at the Ordway Center

Tickets are broken down into three options:

Option 1: Lecture, Reception and Performance
Price includes the screening and lecture with Professor Ruoff, a reception with ample hors d’oeuvres, and entrance into the performance of Pilobolus.
$75/adult
$60/young alumni (Classes of 2002–2012)

Option 2: Lecture and Reception Only
Price includes the screening and lecture with Professor Ruoff and a reception with ample hors d’oeuvres.
$25/adult
$20/young alumni (Classes of 2002–2012)

Option 3: Pilobolus Performance Only (special rate)
Price includes entrance into the performance of Pilobolus.
$55/adult
$45/young alumni (Classes of 2002–2012)

This Dartmouth on Location event is organized by the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information on Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact Alumni Continuing Education at (603) 646-9159 or ar.ace@dartmouth.edu.