ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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A RURAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

World class concerts, interactive art, local food, creative conversation, and natural beauty – in the Connecticut woods, less than two hours north of NYC.

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CELEBRATING NATURE AND THE BODY

The Pilobolus Five Senses Ball, on Saturday, July 20, raises funds to ensure festival events are low-cost or free to the community.

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IN REAL TIME

Two 3-day weekends (July 26–28 & August 2-4) are alive from morning till night with multi-arts programs for all ages.

Weekdays are quiet and contemplative: the Festival will be hosting artists drawing in the woods; dancers meditating, doing yoga, and practicing on the field; and community partners—such as the Washington Art Association, the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, ASAP!, Steep Rock Association, and many more nonprofits and businesses—offering co-programming around town.

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THROUGH LIVE CONNECTION

The Five Senses Festival invites authors, painters, farmers, musicians, chefs, psychologists, roboticists, journalists, creative entrepreneurs, composers, designers, dancers, and you to spend time together in a beautiful place, surrounded by beautiful art, eating delicious food, being playful, relaxing, listening, looking, smelling the air, feeling the breeze, and celebrating what it might mean to truly re-connect.

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AND IN COMMUNITY

Pilobolus is an internationally renowned dance company. For 47 years, we have tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies.

We perform internationally for 300,000+ people each year – and create custom performances, digital content, movement experiments, and live events. You’ve seen us at the Oscars, the VMAs, and the Olympics, and we’ve collaborated with OK Go, the NFL, Hyundai, RadioLab, Penn & Teller, and more. Honors include a TED Fellowship, a Grammy® Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award, and several Cannes Lion Awards.  


 
 

The Five Senses Festival is supported by the Connecticut Community Foundation.


 

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Header photo by Megan Moss Freeman.