Now headquartered in both Frankfurt and Vancouver, Kidd Pivot is under the direction of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, recipient of the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Pite has choreographed works for Nederlands Dans Theater, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, and other companies, and she has created and performed under the banner of her own company since 2001. The Company made its Pillow debut with Lost Action in 2009. She is a former dancer with Ballet British Columbia and Ballett Frankfurt, where she honed her choreographic craft under the eye of company director William Forsythe. Pite’s Dark Matters was first presented at the Pillow in 2011, with a chilling duet between Peter Chu and a manipulative puppet. The performance excerpted here marked the final presentation anywhere of Dark Matters, and Crystal Pite stepped back into the role that she had originated for one last time.
EXPLORE MAURA KEEFE’S INTERACTIVE ESSAY ON CRYSTAL PITE