When: Sat., April 20, 7:30 p.m. 2019
Contemporary dance company Pilobolus created its multimedia project Shadowland — The New Adventure in conjunction with Steven Banks, the head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants. The story takes place in the land of shadows, where two people go on a quest to save an imaginary bird. The dancers create shadow figures — cityscapes, strange animals — by joining together in unexpected ways behind a backlit screen, while other cast members perform in front of the screen. It's a mind-bending show that combines acrobatics, humor, animation and a love story. Dance St. Louis presents Shadowland — The New Adventure at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis' Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; www.touhill.org). Tickets are $35 to $69.