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​​​Pilobolus: Unleash Your Senses!​

​​Course dates

June 29 to July 12, 2020

Application deadline

April 27, 2020​

Discover a world of possibilities as you create witty, athletic and mind-bending dance performances.

  • Study with Pilobolus, one of the world’s most exciting dance companies, creating genre-defying performance for more than 50 years.
  • Expand your strength, sensitivity and imagination with signature Pilobolus partnering, improvisation and composition.
  • Develop a critical lens for generating collaborative performance with all your senses!
  • Present your very own original choreography in a student showcase, coached by Pilobolus company members.

Check out the video HERE to see the fun and artistry of Pilobolus! 



Undergraduate: DANCE 420, 3 units
Graduate/post-baccalaureate: DANCE 620, 3 units




Dancers, choreographers, physical actors and athletes. Applicants must have a minimum of one year maintaining a strong athletic practice.

Recommended previous courses/experiences: contemporary dance, dance improvisation, non-traditional dance partnering, contact improvisation, movement for actors, partner acrobatics.


  1. Submit a photo and short essay describing your previous relevant experience and interest in the course. If possible, include a link to a short video that displays your dance and/or movement practice. (Can be a performance, compilation/reel or creative video made for this application.)
  2. Submit/upload the​ materials listed in step one when you apply online by April 27, 2020.


Professor Ezra LeBank
(562) 985-4350

Guest Artists

Pilobolus –​

Pilobolus is a rebellious dance company. Since 1971, it has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and power of connected bodies. It continues to bring this tradition to global audiences through post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers and creators in the world. Pilobolus has created and toured more than 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries. The company currently performs for more than 300,000 people across the U.S. and around the world each year. In the last year, Pilobolus was featured on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” NBC’s “TODAY Show,” MTV’s “Video Music Awards,” “The Harry Connick Jr. Show,” ABC’s “The Chew” and the CW Network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, including a TED Fellowship, a 2012 Grammy Award nomination and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming.​

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