Dance

Win Free Tickets to Pilobolus This Saturday!

Pilobolus -- the acrobatic international dance troupe -- has been a huge crowd pleaser here in Miami. When they return to the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this Friday and Saturday nights, they will bring with them five new performances, just in case you think you've seen it all.

We're giving away two tickets to Pilobolus' show this Saturday at 8 p.m. Read on to find out how to win.

In the group's new show, the choreography plays with anthropomorphic illusions -- the dancers become entwined, move as one creature, then separate and become individual trapeze artists. They literally are all over the place, and thematically too. For instance, one of the pieces that is premiering is called The Transformation, a collaboration with the writer of SpongeBob SquarePants; another was created with the masters of trickery, Penn & Teller. Licks features 12 ropes, six dancers and the music of the Mexican electronica group Nortec Collective.

But while there is much spectacle and eye-popping athleticism going on across the stage, this is still in its essence a dance troupe, with tight choreography and precise movement. The performances might have a wild feel, but they are as smoothly produced as anything out there.

Here's how to win your tickets:

  1. Email your full name to [email protected]. Make sure the subject line says "Pilobolus Giveaway."
  2. Cross your fingers -- we'll randomly select one lucky reader to receive two tickets to the 8 p.m. show this Saturday, Oct. 26.
  3. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
  4. Winners will be notified Thursday morning.

Just in case you don't win and still want to see the show, regular Pilobolus tickets range from $30-$90. Call the Arsht at 305-949-6722, or visit arshtcenter.org.

-- Anne Tschida, artburstmiami.com

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