The co-founder of Pilobolus, a popular modern dance troupe that has performed during national televised events, has died at age 60 after complications from a stem cell transplant.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre is known for its athletic style combining dance with gymnastics and performance art. The troupe is based in Washington Depot, Conn. and has performed around the world.
The company was founded by Wolken and a classmate at Dartmouth College in 1971. Wolken named Pilobolus after a fungus he had studied in his father's lab.
Wolken's survivors include his wife, JoAnne Torti, a daughter and three stepdaughters.
Plans for a memorial service were incomplete Thursday.