Pilobolus Dancers Contort Themselves Into Fantastical Creatures in NY Shadow Theater

See photos of Pilobolus dancers contorting themselves into monsters, giants, and even a Thanksgiving turkey during this shadow theatre performance in New York City.

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Dancers with Pilobolus perform a scene during a dress rehearsal for the American premiere of Piloboluss "Shadowland" at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts November 20, 2015. The dancers uses shadow theater technology to create a mysterious universe where Pilobolus dancers transform into monsters, dogs, elephants, giants and more. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dancers with Pilobolus perform a scene during a dress rehearsal for the American premiere of Pilobolus's "Shadowland" at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on November 20, 2015. The dancers uses shadow theater technology to create a mysterious universe where Pilobolus dancers transform into monsters, dogs, elephants, giants and more.
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According to NYU Skirball, Pilobolus's "Shadowland" show was met with acclaim after sold-out performances throughout Europe and Asia, and is now making its North American Premiere at NYU Skirball.
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Dancers flex their bodies to turn into various creatures and forms throughout the performance.
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The show, "Shadowland," combines shadow theater with dance and circus elements, merging projected images on a variety of screens with dancers performing in front of the screen in silhouette.
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Some scenes are striking for their use of simple iconography, while others feature complex creations where the dancers have twisted into more fantastical shadow creations.
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According to the group's website, "Shadowland" was the first show of its kind to combine shadow theater with dance, inspiring similar productions worldwide.
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In one scene, dancers even invert themselves to form the plumes of a Thanksgiving turkey.
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The non-profit performing arts organization was founded in 1971 and conducts performances around the world.
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A dancer bows to a giant head constructed of human bodies in a shadow theatre performance at NYU Skirball on November 20, 2015.
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Dancers spell out "Thank You" at the conclusion of their performance.
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