CRYSTAL PITE ESSAY

Most recently, she choreographed a new work for Nederlands Dans Theater. Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. Kidd Pivot returned in and with Dark Matters. This microcosm of a story shows how Pite, now an internationally renowned choreographer, was set on a dance path because of her relationship with Forsythe as an artistic mentor. Seconds later, her hands stretch wide with excitement as she describes seeing the latest show by William Forsythe, the American choreographer who made an international reputation leading BallettFrankfurt, where Pite danced for five years. In one hilarious moment, Pite and Caulfield turn into a pair of hoofers garbed in tacky tap-dance ensembles, topped with alien masks — an image that conveys the hazard of succumbing to a bad idea as no words could.

Three central duets—first two men, then a man and a woman, then two women—become not about one person lifting another; rather moments of contact between people. His choreography uses the head and spine as mobile and active parts of the body, instead of quietly riding on a dancing lower body. The way that tableaus and lineups keep melting into movement is very fine. Oblivious to the coffee-shop patrons who are suddenly ignoring their laptops, she stretches her slender arm behind her, and her back arches in a gesture of yearning. Four dancers clothed in black manipulate the puppet as the story unfolds. When the piece was seen in London, Judith Mackrell reviewed it for the Guardian. Men in Dance Curated by Sydney Skybetter.

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When choreographer Crystal Pite, 36, talks about the work she is bringing to Seattle’s On the Pte this week, she can’t help but dance in her chair. The dance begins with an exquisitely rendered relationship between a puppetmaker and his puppet.

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Pite explained in another interview that she recognizes the inherent complications with using dance in this way. She is a scholar in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where she writes about, lectures on, and interviews artists from around the world.

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Pite has spent years reflecting on her dance, defining her artistic voice, and developing specific approaches to the choreographic process. Ctystal Mackrell, GuardianSeptember 18, She pushes the verticality of the ballet body off-center, with shifting points of gravity.

And her own company, Kidd Pivot, has performed to wild popular and critical acclaim, including the evening-length Dark Matters presented on two consecutive seasons.

Oblivious to the coffee-shop patrons who are suddenly ignoring their laptops, she stretches her slender arm behind her, and her back arches in a gesture of yearning.

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Now Reading Crystal Pite. Three central duets—first two men, then a man and a woman, then two women—become not about one person lifting another; rather moments of contact between people.

There are tableaus, formations essya gestures that all keep seizing the attention, as do several urgent solos. As Pite said in an interview. Tap Curated by Brian Seibert.

Cystal in Dance Curated by Sydney Skybetter. Gorgeous unison dancing creates a community at times, while at other times it feels more like a crowd. Seconds later, her hands stretch wide with excitement as she describes seeing the latest show by William Forsythe, the American choreographer who made an international reputation leading BallettFrankfurt, where Pite danced for five years.

Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. And then that new information forever changes you. More Essays in This Theme.

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While she finds theater-tinged performances more interesting, she still sees dance as the ideal art for exploring the profound emotional experiences that are often diminished when put into words. The way that tableaus and lineups keep melting into movement is very fine. So every time I work on something I have to ask myself why am I doing this in dance. The discovery came when Pite, at that time performing with Ballet British Columbia, first met choreographer William Forsythe as he came to set a work on the company.

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Kidd Pivot returned in and with Dark Matters. The evening length work combines dance theatre and abstract contemporary dance, and is in turn dark and humorous, elegiac and virulent, with singularly stunning dancing by the performers.

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I’ve got an obsession with narrative, [which is] kind of a taboo subject. Pite has been a professional dancer since joining Ballet British Columbia at She learned from him and then set off on a path of her own.

The near freakish distortions of body shape, the bonelessly fluid linking moves, the loops of obsessional voiceover, the apocalyptic use of light—all these mark Pite out as part of the Frankfurt diaspora.

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Yet with each repeat, the movement registers a new key…Pite has a rare gift for orchestrating bodies, part of the tension in Lost Action comes from wondering how she can top each new invention. Most recently, she choreographed a new work for Nederlands Dans Theater. His choreography uses the head and spine as mobile and active parts of pitf body, instead of quietly riding on a dancing lower body. Kidd Pivot in Lost ActionPhoto: Her understanding of the ballet body was altered by her experience.