Pilobolus performs five pieces: Aquatica, Pseudotopia, razor:mirror, Gnomen, and Day Two. Pilobolus's merges the physical entanglement of bodies with irreverence and invention that suggest complex and simple ideas and emotions through movement alone. Pilobolus, the arts organism, germinated in the fertile soil of a Dartmouth College dance class in 1971. What emerged was a collaborative choreographic process and a unique weight-sharing approach to partnering that gave the young company a non-traditional but powerful new set of skills with which to make dances. The group was immediately acclaimed for its startling mix of humor and invention and Pilobolus soon became a self-sufficient organization, its members choreographing, dancing,managing, and publicizing their own programs. Today Pilobolus is recognized as a major American dance company of international influence. It has not, however, forsaken its original impetus. The company remains a deeply collaborative effort with an executive director, four artistic directors and six dancers contributing to one of the most popular and varied repertoires in the field. Its many decades of consistent artistic activity now stand as a testament to the group's remarkable fruitfulness and longevity. Pilobolus has appeared in major commercials as well as on the Academy Awards.