“It’s the kind of audacious, witty work that makes you excited about dance.” —Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
Canadian dancer/choreographer Crystal Pite and her company break out in the United States with her newest piece, Dark Matters. The title refers both to astrophysics and human impulses, exploring the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmology. This stunning theatrical hybrid of puppetry and dance opens as a sinister fable in which an artist creates a puppet with fateful results, and culminates in electrifying contemporary ballet. Pite’s choreographic language—edgy, gorgeously fluid—shows the influence of years dancing with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, but is seasoned with her own humor, intelligence, and intensity.