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Congratulations to Dance Magazine Award Honoree Crystal Pite

She may not be the first choreographer to claim that movement is her first language, but when Crystal Pite says it, it’s no caveat: She’s as effective and nuanced a communicator as the writers who often inspire her dances. Her globally popular Emergence, for instance, was provoked in part by science writer Steven Johnson’s hypotheses; […]

Even Crystal Pite Gets Nervous Before a First Rehearsal

Crystal Pite is a busy woman. While her company, Kidd Pivot, toured the globe recently performing Betroffenheit—its acclaimed collaboration with Jonathon Young and fellow Canadians Electric Company Theatre—Pite herself launched three productions at three of the world’s foremost dance companies: Nederlands Dans Theater (The Statement, February 2016), the Paris Opéra Ballet (The Seasons’ Canon, fall […]

Why Crystal Pite Still Feels Like an Outsider in Ballet

A creation for the Paris Opéra Ballet or The Royal Ballet would have pride of place on any choreographer’s resumé. But Crystal Pite is going one better and choreographing works for both companies this season. “Isn’t that crazy?” she exclaims at the Palais Garnier in Paris, still sounding surprised. “I have to pinch myself sometimes […]

Live From Your Laptop: Crystal Pite and The Royal Ballet

Across the pond in London, dancers at The Royal Ballet are busy gearing up for an exciting new debut. For the first time ever, edgy and theatrical contemporary choreographer Crystal Pite is creating a work on the company. (This season, she’s become even more of an “it girl,” gaining ground in the ballet world with a premiere at the Paris […]

10 Minutes With Crystal Pite

Known for extraordinary movement invention and the darkly psychological aura of her works, Crystal Pite, 43, launched back into action last spring after taking a year off to spend time with her 3-year-old son. One of the most in-demand choreographers on the planet, she now directs her Vancouver-based company Kidd Pivot, while serving as associate […]

Why Is Crystal Pite’s Darkness Uplifting Rather Than Depressing?

There is something wonderfully creepy about Crystal Pite’s work. Sometimes a light boom moves in the dark, as though the light itself is stalking the dancers. The interactions between people can be dangerous: Kindness one second, violence the next. But they are never less than fascinating. Her collection of four pieces, titled The You Show, […]

Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot

Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC March 24–April 1, 2006 Reviewed by Kaija Pepper   It’s a dark work, but not depressing. Trust Crystal Pite, one of Canada’s most exciting choreographers, to pull off the distinction. In Lost Action, she presents a loosely constructed scenario of men fighting—a timely subject worldwide—but while […]