BDN previews Collins Center for the Arts’ 2017–2018 season

The Bangor Daily News advanced the upcoming season of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. The 2017–2018 season will include four Broadway touring musicals, five performances of chamber and classical music, two puppet-centric shows, and a performance by 14-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander, according to the article. The season will kick off Sept. 16 with internationally acclaimed modern dance troupe Pilobolus. Pilobolus, founded in 1971 by seven dancers and choreographers including longtime Maine resident Alison Chase, now leader of her own company, is renowned for the physicality of its choreography, the BDN reported. “Shadowland,” the performance the group has been touring since 2012, puts the dancers in front of moving screens to create shapes and characters out of their shadows, the article states. A full list of CCA performances, including high-definition broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and NT Live, is online.