Kidd Pivot "Tempest Replica"
Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
$35, $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10
Kidd Pivot’s seven-strong company presents the full-length work The Tempest Replica. Based on motifs from Shakespeare’s epic play, award-winning Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite stages a game of revenge and forgiveness, reality and imagination in this magical narrative retelling. 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.
”One of those rare and wonderful performances that not only delivers an exceptional evening of dance and theater but also offers enough intellectual provocation to fuel spirited dialogue long after the show ends.” – The Star Tribune
About the Choreographer
Crystal Pite is known as one of the most innovative and exciting choreographers working in Canada. She joined Ballet British Columbia when she was seventeen and performed with the company for eight years. While performing with Ballet British Columbia, Pite honed her choreographic skills. Between the Bliss and Me (1989), a work she created during the company's first choreographic workshop, was added to Ballet British Columbia's repertoire. In 1995, she became the youngest artist to receive the prestigious Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award.
She left Ballet British Columbia in 1996 to join Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe. She returned to Canada in 2001, and was appointed resident choreographer for Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (later renamed bjmdanse) for a three-year contract. During this period, she created the critically acclaimed work The Stolen Show (2004). Pite also started her own Vancouver-based company, Kidd Pivot.
Pite's choreography is noted for its quirky humor and fearless technique. Several of her works have reflected a creative engagement with other art forms.
FAC-i-ped-i-a: Performance running time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.