The Tempest Replica
Co-presented by Theatre Junction and Springboard Performance’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival
October 17-20, 2012
” The Tempest Replica will doubtless zig and zag between profound and foolish, high art and low — in a most Shakespearean manner — wooing audiences with an idea-rich and altogether lively dance. “
- The Walrus
“Acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite’s riff on Shakespeare is the don’t-miss event of the season”
- The Vancouver Sun
In her new dance piece based on motifs from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, award-winning Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite stages a game of revenge and forgiveness, reality and imagination. Pite explores these motifs in two contexts: a maquette of Shakespeare’s island as a metaphor for isolation, captivity and desire, and a nostalgic cityscape that evokes longing. Born and raised on the Canadian West Coast, choreographer and performer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. In 2002 she formed Kidd Pivot and continues to create and perform in her own work that regularly tours internationally. Her distinct choreographic language fuses classical elements with the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation, marked by an ever-strong theatrical sensibility and a keen intuition for wit and invention. Integrating stunning visuals, projection and an original score, The Tempest Replica is a testament to Pite’s skill as an image-maker and storyteller of rare distinction.
There are few choreographers of Pite’s generation who can create such a world of invention with just seven dancers and an empty stage.
Acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite’s riff on Shakespeare is the don’t-miss event of the season
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