Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet

The human body as a medium to communicateYes It was the first impression we get when we first saw this amazing kind of alphabet. Hand movements, or other body movements, maybe it's just a little reaction expressed by humans in response to somethingBut Pilobolus Alphabet? By twisting their bodies into impossible positions, the members of the Pilobolus Dance Theater (based in Washington Depot, Connecticut) have recreated 26 letters of the alphabet. It’s just amazing!

The goal its self is clear to us, communication and aesthetics, art. We can't imagine how these dancers can do it all, just like the letter 'R' which is quite complicated, but together with John Kane, the photographer of this project, they were able to convince the public that there are no photoshop used to create all combination.

The human alphabet photos, were used in a book aimed at children and adults alike. Called “Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet” this collection of human letters aims to show off the theater’s talent and inspire young dancers.

                                     Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet, 2005.

About the Pilobolus Dance Theater...

"Pilobolus began, in 1971, as an outsider dance company, and quickly became renowed the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Nearly 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century.
The company now revolves around three nuclei of activity: PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE, the umbrella for a series of radically innovative and globally acclaimed concert dance companies; THE PILOBOLUS INSTITUTE, unique educational programming for schools, colleges, and public arts organizations as well as a series of classes and leadership workshops for corporate executives, employees, and business schools; and PILOBOLUS CREATIVE SERVICES, a division specializing in a wide range of movement services for film, advertising, publishing, commercial clients, and corporate events." (