WATCH: Pilobolus Dance Company Gives Us Cyborg Realness With Automaton

Acclaimed dance company Pilobolus sent us this behind-the-scenes trailer of its all-new work, Automaton, which gets its premiere at New York’s Joyce Theater on July 16.

The piece, which the company describes as “a cyborg of a dance that takes place in a mirrored world somewhere between Tron and Metropolis,” was created by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Pilobolus associate artistic director Renée Jaworski, in collaboration with dancers Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Matt Del Rosario, Eriko Jimbo, Jordan Kriston, Jun Kuribayashi, Manelich Minniefee and Nile Russell.

“I think this has always been the power of Pilobolus: when you see them move, you see regular human beings doing extraordinary things,” says Cherkaoui. “As an audience member, you feel impossible things become possible.”

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