Pilobolus and Joan

1973, 57:40 min, color, sound

Pilobolus and Joan is a dance/narrative journey of transformation, a theatrical search for self and love based on Carol Emshwiller's story Metamorphosed. In this inversion of Kafka's Metamorphosis, a cockroach awakens as a man — actually a four-man being, as enacted here by members of the Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Within this serio-comic narrative format, the sculptural configurations of the antic Pilobolus dancers find their video correlative in Emshwiller's inventive imaging juxtapositions and surrealistic manipulations of time and scale. Emshwiller achieves a video theater of the imagination, applying the transformative properties of the electronic medium as a visual counterpoint to the literary text, the gymnastic choreography of Pilobolus, and the musical performances of Joan McDermott.

Writer: Carol Emshwiller. Performers: Joan McDermott and Pilobolus Dance Theater. Songs: Joan McDermott. Choreographer: Pilobolus Dance Theater. Music: Jon H. Appleton, Moses Pendleton, Jonathan Wolken. Voiceover: Carol Teitel, James Noble.

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