Vancouver | FrankfurtThe Tempest Replica
"…an image-maker of rare distinction"
— The Australian
The Tempest Replica In her new dance piece based on motifs from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, award winning Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite stages a game of revenge and forgiveness; reality and imagination. A theatrical sensibility complements the mastery of the dancers — their fluidity heightening the dramatic articulation of the plot. Swathed in white light, shadows abounding, with music composed by longtime collaborator Owen Belton and a film montage by Jamie Nesbitt, Pite’s latest work is a startling innovation.
About Kid Pivot Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language — a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.
Crystal Pite has collaborated with celebrated dance artists, theatre companies and filmmakers in Canada, Europe, and the United States. Since 2002, she has created and performed under the banner of her own company. Her work and her company have been recognized with numerous awards and commissions. Kidd Pivot tours extensively around the world with productions that include The Tempest Replica (2011), The You Show (2010), Dark Matters (2009), Lost Action (2006), and Double Story (2004) created with Richard Siegal. Kidd Pivot is the recipient of the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and was resident company at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, with the support of Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein Main, in Frankfurt, Germany from 2010 to 2012. Pite and her company have been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, and she has served in several prestigious positions, including Associate Choreographer at the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Artist in Residence at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt).
About Crystal Pite Born and raised on the Canadian West Coast, choreographer and performer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt. Crystal’s choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created works for Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer, 2001-2004), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, and several independent dance artists; most recently Louise Lecavalier. Crystal is Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater and Associate Dance Artist of
WHEN AND WHERE
Theatre Junction GRAND Wednesday, October 17, 8 PM Thursday, October 18, 8 PM Friday, October 19, 8 PM post show artist talk back Saturday, October 20, 8 PM $33.40 – 40.75 Regular | $17 Students
Co-presented with Theatre Junction GRAND as a part of the Fluid Festival.