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Innovative dance company makes Columbus debut

The Pilobolus Dance Theatre began in 1971 when Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy and Jonathan Wolken, took a dance class while they were students at Dartmouth College.

It was their first dance class ever, but it began a collaborative choreographic process that has lasted more than 30 years. The choreography includes weight-sharing partnering between the dancers.

"It was like designing a circus and running away with it," Barnett said. "And we're still here. Survival is a form of success, isn't it?"

It's astounding, he said, because none of them had traditional dance training.

Pilobolus can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $22.50-$32.50.

Call 706-256-3612.

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