If you don’t know their name, you might recognize the work of Pilobolus. The Connecticut-based dance company is known the world over because the members contort their bodies in some amazing ways to create statues and works of art.
For their unbelievable antics, the dance troupe is being honored with an Emmy nomination for its performance in a sports ad spot.
The Washington, Conn.-based modern dance company paired up with the NFL to hype games and performed in eight spots that aired before games last season.
One that aired in December, promoting the match between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, earned the Sports Emmy nomination for outstanding open/tease.
The artists turned themselves into the Lone Star, the shape of Texas, a cowboy on a horse and another twirling guns, a truck and a football, among other things.
"We once made a guy with wings, and we've made an Oscar. I'm sure we could adapt an Emmy," Matt Kent, a creative director for the company told the Waterbury Republican-American. "That should be next."
Pilobolus dancers have spun and twirled themselves into everything from penguins at the Academy Awards and into a Hyundai Santa Fe for a commercial.
They perform all over the world. The next leg of their tour is planned for May 5 to 17 in Sydney, Australia.
The Emmy's will be awarded on April 27 in New York.