Crystal Pite is a multi-talented phenomenon. Described by the British newspaper The Guardian as “a 21st-century dance genius,” she has captivated Paris audiences with two ballet events in recent years, not to mention her projects with Nederlands Dans Theater, the Royal Ballet in London and many others. Pite and Young assemble eight magnificent performers in a new work that explores our need to congregate and belong. In a gathering place that doubles as community hall and mythic realm, we witness the joys and dangers of devoted like-mindedness, and the pain of exile. Fuelling Kidd Pivot’s work is a fascination with story, the embodiment of meaning, and the role of language as an animating force. A breathtaking work, moving and inspiring.
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In a choreographic career spanning three decades, Crystal Pite has created more than 50 works for dance companies in Canada and around the world. She is the founding artistic director of the Vancouver-based company Kidd Pivot, world-renowned for radical hybrids of dance and theatre that are assembled with a keen sense of wit and invention. Ms. Pite is known for works that courageously address such challenging and complex th...Read more about Crystal Pite
Photo © Michael Slobodian.
Canadian actor/writer Jonathon Young has collaborated on the making of over 20 original productions with Electric Company Theatre including: Tear the Curtain! (a film/theatre hybrid for Arts Club Theatre and Canadian Stage), No Exit (a re-working of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play performed in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theatre) and Studies in Motion (Vancouver Playhouse, Edmonton Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Canadia...Read more about Jonathon Young
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 ...Read more about Kidd Pivot
Produced by Kidd Pivot
Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young.
Written by Jonathon Young.
Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite.
Composition and Sound Design Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe.
Scenic Design Jay Gower Taylor.
Visual/Video Design Cybèle Young.
Lighting Design Tom Visser.
Costume Design Nancy Bryant.
Assistant to the Creators Eric Beauchesne.