JANUARY 15, 2018; RIYADH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority, Time Entertainment and IMG Artists are proud to announce that the international acclaimed dance company Pilobolus have made history in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The December 28 and 29 performances of their multimedia spectacular Shadowland mark a three major firsts in The Kingdom: the first performance of an international dance company, the first performance of any kind featuring a male and female cast performing together and the first performance staring a leading female character. The performances were presented by The General Entertainment Authority of KSA and Time Entertainment in collaboration with the Alchemy Project at Princess Norah University in Riyadh.
The Saudi General Entertainment Authority is pleased to present the finest shows and live performances from around the world, and it was a pleasure to present Shadowland in Saudi. The performance was a massive success, and sold out for both shows in less than 72 hours.
Sundus Alduwaisi of Time Entertainment said: We have been always looking for amazing shows and arts that fits the Saudi culture and introduces new forms of arts to the Kingdom, we can say proudly that Shadowland was a perfect fit and a great experience for the Saudi audience.
Matthew Bledsoe, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Dance for IMG Artists said: IMG Artists is honored to have made history together with the General Entertainment Authority and Time Entertainment by bringing Pilobolus’ famed production of Shadowland to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time and therewith marking the first performance by an international dance company in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The professional local team that made it all possible and the enthusiastic responses from the audiences highlight the strong potential and huge appetite for live performances of all types in KSA. It is an exciting time in the entertainment and live performance industry in KSA and we look forward to future projects in collaboration with the General Entertainment Authority and Time Entertainment.
Pilobolus is honoured to have been a part of such a historic event, and is preparing for a return in 2018 with their forthcoming Middle Eastern tour.