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, fewer than two hours north of NYC. Coming Summer 2018.

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CELEBRATING NATURE AND THE BODY

The Pilobolus Five Senses Ball, on Saturday, July 21, will unveil the festival site at 292 Bee Brook Road and raise funds to ensure festival event tickets are low cost and free to the public.

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IN REAL TIME

Two 3-day weekends (July 27–29 & August 3–5) are alive from morning till night with multi-arts programs for all ages.
Closing Day—August 11—presents the Pilobolus’s Kids Show and the premiere of Pilobolus’s new evening show, COME TO YOUR SENSES.


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 come to your senses…

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AND IN COMMUNITY

Pilobolus is an internationally renowned movement company. For 45 years, we have tested the limits of human physicality and explored 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 collaborating with OK Go, the NFL, Hyundai, WNYC’s RadioLab, 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.