November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

Musco Center Presents


Come to Your Senses

New dance repertory explores connection

between human body and analog world

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents Pilobolus: Come to Your Senses on November 14 at 7:30pm. In its newest dance repertory, Pilobolus brings an evening of cutting-edge choreography and transmedia digital creations to the Musco stage.

Testing limits, pushing boundaries, and evolving since 1971, Pilobolus explores the beauty and power of connected bodies through innovative and unexpected choreography. Come to your Senses features hypnotizing athleticism and grace, and incorporates digital elements to create a fully immersive, multisensory experience.

The company has garnered international acclaim for its diverse collaborations, and for its ability to break down barriers between various disciplines of dance as storytellers and artisans reaching beyond the expectations of its craft. The multi-faceted collective of choreographers and dancers that make up Pilobolus have often been recognized world-wide, including a TED Fellowship, several Cannes Lion Awards, and through collaborations with over 75 brands that reach across television, film, and live events.

Chapman University dance students will have the opportunity to learn from Pilobolus performers as part of the Musco Master Class Program. While in residence, principal dancers will work with BFA students to create Pilobolus-style choreography pieces to use in Chapman’s BFA Concert.

“It is a privilege for our students to work with such a creative and venerable company as Pilobolus,” said Julianne O’Brien Pedersen, College of Performing Arts Department of Dance Chair. “The creative work that the company mentors and the master classes that they teach will bring a unique and inspiring approach that I know will open our dancer’s eyes and hearts. This collaborative, innovative, community-based approach to dance at the highest standards aligns well with our mission.”

Orange County School of the Arts students will also have the unique opportunity to learn from Pilobolus company members as a part of the school’s Master Artists Series.

Pilobolus offers a journey of discovery that New York Times hailed as, “a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.”

Tickets for November 14 are on sale now for $25-55 and may be purchased through the Musco Center online at or by calling the box office at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726). All print-at-home tickets include a no-cost parking pass. Musco Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Chapman University at 415 North Glassell, Orange, Calif.


Since it opened on March 19, 2016, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University has been hailed as “an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West and maybe even something more” by the Los Angeles Times.

Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world-renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place. Musco Center serves as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.

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